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Said the Cannibal


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by Laurie Smith
ISBN:978-1-988214-18-4 (paperback)
Page Count: 102 pages
Release Date: October 2017

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In a collection that is part dark humour, part history, part meditation on the darker portions of simple existence, Smith dazzles and entertains with her newest collection of poems. Here we play witness to starving settlers, unsettling mass murders, and television visions. Questions about what makes a meal and what makes murder illustrate the fine line that even the basic tenents of Christianity and the very basic aspects of civilized societies are approached in a fashion that are uniquely Smith’s style, leaving the reader with both laughter, occasional shutters, and lasting questions that come when a sharp poetic voice enlightens us to the nuances of our shared everyday lives.

About the Author:

Laurie Smith is the author of The Truth about Roller Skating (CTP, 2011) and Smack in the Middle of Spotlit Obvious (Urban Farmhouse Press, 2016). She holds a M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor. She resides in Windsor, ON and facilitates workshops as well as serving as co-publisher of Cranberry Tree Press.

Praise for Said the Cannibal:

"Laurie Smith serves up the delicious truth, and we laugh, or weep, or shudder, or look away, but when we do we see ourselves and in this glimpse a sometimes horrifying aspect of the human condition." - John B. Lee, Poet Laureate of the city of Brantford in perpetuity, Poet Laureate of Norfolk County for life.