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Amphetamine Heart
Guernica Editions, Spring 2011
ePub (eBook)
ISBN13: 9781550715804
ISBN10: 1550715801
$9.95 Canada, $9.95 US

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Filtered through insomnia and distress signals, Amphetamine Heart pumps out an atonal pulse over flashes of lowered inhibitions. Channelling punk and heavy metal influences, this poetry collection's soundtrack is set to a backdrop of boozecans and broken glass. Written over a three-year period, these poems are linked by discomfort and decay, frequently capturing the urgency of paranoia and self-harm. Amphetamine Heart is about excess and the imbalance that it brings. It's about people who don't remember how they got home at the end of the night. It's about broken illusions and the dark undercurrents that often permeate party culture. The brilliant illustrations for the Amphetamine Heart section breaks are the work of tattoo artist Amanda Flynn. You can check out more of Amanda's art at
I've been hanging around/ a Chinatown corner/ for a while, waiting./ The snow is icing,/ powder-caked,/ framing my forehead, cheeks/ a white line before the blush/ of bare skin in frost.