Flow collects all of Governor General's Literary Award winner Roy Miki's books of poetry — saving face, random access file, Surrender, There and Mannequin Rising — with a substantial new, previously unpublished work, Cloudy and Clear, and numerous full-colour photographs and photocollages. This definitive edition of Miki's poetic work includes a foreword by poet and critic Louis Cabri, an interview by the collection's editor, Michael Barnholden, and an extensive bibliography.
Roy Miki is one of Canada's most innovative poets; he is also an influential critic, founder of the literary journals Line and West Coast Line, and as a noted activist, became a prominent figure in the movement for Japanese Canadian redress. All of Miki's roles and concerns coalesce in his poetry, carefully attuned to the complex relationships between language and power as they map and interrogate the layers of history enfolded within place and subjectivity. (From Talonbooks)
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