Book Launch

New Star Books: Loitersack

November 22, 2014

New Star Books launch


In his new book Loitersack, Donato Mancini (You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence, Bookthug, 2012) extends his inquiry of Canadian poetry and poetics in the form of a book that contains poetry, poetics, theory and theory theatre.


In many ways a companion piece to You Must Work Harder, Loitersack works through some of the problems and questions Mancini posed in that work, a more manifest (if not traditional) work of criticism. Loitersack is in some senses a commonplace book — a scrapbook of borrowed quotations — in other senses it is the poet’s personal book of critical reflections, describing a broad topography of poetic knowledge. Like all Mancini’s work, it’s wired for explosive laughter; and as in all his previous work, Mancini sets out to write a book unlike anything else he — or anyone else, for that matter — has ever read.


The launch party will include a short poetry reading by Mr. Mancini, followed by the Vancouver premiere public reading of Mancini’s 1-act neo-absurdist play “THEQRY” (featured in Loitersack) featuring Ash Lee as OFFICER, Jesse Malakoe as DONNY, Lisa McLeod as ISADORA, and Dawn McLeod as MOTHER.


Doors open at 8:30 and the performance will begin promptly at 9:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided and books will be for sale.


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