The Id Kid by Linda Besner

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The justification, both oblique and profound, is schtick itself. The Id Kid is a bold new kind of confessional poetry. Instead of stripping the mask of artifice in the hope of revealing the naked, indivisible soul, Besner’s poetry makes the claim that our masks are more ourselves than our faces are.
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Confronting the elaborate topic of appetites, this collection of linguistic play features an array of uncommonly beautiful poems. By turns sassy and sumptuous, sparkling with mischief, and marked by deep feeling, these tall tales, off-color jokes, and cockamamie theories comment on everything and everyone. The result is imaginatively abundant, formally audacious, and one of the most arresting poetry debuts in recent memory.
 

About Linda Besner

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\Linda Besner is a poet whose work has been featured in Canadian Notes & Queries, the Fiddlehead, Grain, Maisonneuve, and the Malahat Review. She lives in Toronto.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Véhicule Press. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Michael Lista on May 27 2011

The justification, both oblique and profound, is schtick itself. The Id Kid is a bold new kind of confessional poetry. Instead of stripping the mask of artifice in the hope of revealing the naked, indivisible soul, Besner’s poetry makes the claim that our masks are more ourselves than our faces are.

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