#E-pub ¾ Otter ⚟ eBook or E-pub free

I am nuts about this collection of queer poetry Very sharp and urban Not whiny or pretentious Just REAL Smart work #E-pub Õ Otter Õ His body, like yours, would lie mute as a plum until a vigilant limb came to a decision As you might have guessed I ve come to one myselfMoving from the absurdity of the First World War to the chaos of today s cities, where men share beds, bottles of ouzo and shade from willow trees, these poems ask questions If your lover speaks in his sleep, how do you know you is you What good is it to decorate a headstone What if you think of the perfect comeback to a six year old argument Otter fails, with style, to find answers Formally impeccable and richly imagined, Ben Ladouceur s poems track the awe of a mind as it engages with epiphanal moments, both private and historical His language is filtered through an intelligence that s queer and graceful, always in search of the singular phrase and a music that startles with its precision As each poem unfurls, keen insight gives way to the wonder of words Otter is a magnificent debut Eduardo C Corral, author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize Ladouceur writes with an awareness of queer history, documenting it faithfully, but with his own twist This is poetry motivated by an honest wit John Barton, Arc Poetry MagazineBen Ladouceur is a writer originally from Ottawa, now based in Toronto His work has been featured in Arc, The Malahat Review, PRISM international and The Walrus, and in the Best Canadian Poetry anthology He was awarded the Earle Birney Poetry Prize in A gritty, explicit, yet tender collection of modern queer poetry. Gay hipster rot The first two poems are the worst in the book I m confused about that and about some passages I laughed out loud at not sure if they were intended to be funny or not. A qualified yes The work grew on me after a while Really enjoyed the last section Dead Dreams The work held together especially on second reading.