Mobile

Mobile is an uncivil feminist reboot of Dennis Lee’s Civil Elegies and Other Poems; an urban lament about female citizenship and settler culpability; an homage to working and walking women in a love/hate relationship with Toronto, its rivers and creeks, its sidewalks and parks, its history, misogyny and violence. How do we, in Lee’s words, see the “lives we had not lived” that “invisibly stain” the city? What are the sexual politics of occupying space in a city, in a workspace, in history? How can we name our vulnerabilities and our disasters and still find strength?

Written in a slippery mix of lyric and experimental styles, Mobile is MacDonald’s grouchiest book yet.

Contributors

Tanis MacDonald

Tanis MacDonald is the author of several books of poetry and essays, including Out of Line: Daring to Be an Artist Outside the Big City. She is the co-editor of GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times (2018) and the editor of Speaking of Power: The Poetry of Di Brandt (2006). Her book, The Daughter’s Way, was a finalist for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian Literary Criticism. She is the winner of the Bliss Carman Prize (2003) and the Mayor’s Poetry City Prize for Waterloo (2012). She has taught at the Sage Hill Writing Experience, and in 2017 won the Robert Kroetsch Teaching Award from the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs. Originally from Winnipeg, she teaches Canadian Literature and Creative Writing at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

Chapter Title Contents Contributors Pages Year Price

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FLÂNEUSERIE 1 $0.10

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Elegy 1 – Elegy 2 – Elegy 3 – Elegy 4 – Elegy 5 – Elegy 6 26 $2.60

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Jane Meets W.B. Yeats – Lucky Jane, Leaky Object – Jane Explains the Expanding Universe – Jane in Taddle Creek Park – Jane, City Cosmonaut: a Rogue Centro – Jane … 23 $2.30

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Fern’s Pronunciation Guide – Jane in the Chthulucene – Fern and Jane Discuss the Queen – Jane’s Call to Action on the Humber Bay Bridge – Jane Talks with … 18 $1.80

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The Bluestocking’s Opening Lecture – The Cyborg’s Diary – No Exit – Bluestocking Blues – Loathly Lady – Mean – Glory Fabric – The Sexual … 29 $2.90

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Requiem – Notes – Thanks and Acknowledgements 6 $0.60