By Spencer Gordon

ISBN-10: 0889713332

ISBN-13: 9780889713338

WARNING: Cruise Missile Liberals comprises few right poems. that's, poems with right manners, right etiquette, or right carrier to our nationwide narratives. Poems that reassure the powerful.Poems that lie inert--with the scent of the museums. Poems which are, in a be aware, nice.

Instead, Spencer Gordon's debut smoulders with explosive contradiction--with a charismatic voice that rewires what lets ask for in a set. mixing gaudy lyrical extra with blemish-ridden came across fabric, it provides the reader with to blame gratifying collisions. it's of the wretched current: on-line, city, urbane, and sweetly ironic. those are poems of play, rant, irreverence, and lip; of gleaming newness haunted through the opulent, hungry useless. Works brimming with cheek that, on occasion, stiffen to a punch to the gut.

Like an up to date Civil Elegies for a electronic new release, Cruise Missile Liberals is a blistering debut from an writer leaving his personal bite-mark on "Canadian Literature."

Advance Praise

Spencer Gordon's Cruise Missile Liberalsis, as its name indicates, a truly humorous, frequently despairing publication. Jammed with on-point pop and breathtaking turns of word, this selection of poems is really compelling: it really is tough to prevent analyzing, so sweetly twisted is Gordon's world.

--Lynn Crosbie, writer of Where Did You Sleep final Night, Life is set wasting Everything, and Liar

"Hot, sizzling, sizzling! Spencer Gordon's Cruise Missile Liberals is an exquisitely exact and passionately directed assortment which reveals bright get to the bottom of on the intersection of state and paintings. With enormous middle and exciting precision, those poems gratefully undertake the argot (and hassle) of the days and so they find a a lot various Canada, candy with chipmunks and as untameable as Sk8er Boi."

--David McGimpsey, writer of Asbestos Heights

There is a generosity of spirit on supply the following for we who're drained, placeless, saturated in social media, and wasted at the brilliant horror of a destiny that by no means arrives. This assortment is deft, clever, and smooth, if tenderness is whatever which may additionally weigh down you--an intimacy that panics close. For we who're "Nature Woke," "alchemical youngsters with gold teeth," "wanting to stay as I do, shockingly new," Gordon sings and memes opposed to "Canada the great" and offers us with an arresting portrait of our current moment.

--Liz Howard, Griffin-Award successful writer of Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent

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