Needs Improvement (Paperback)
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Needs Improvement is a book of a new logic making its way from witty statements to slow-moving lyric villanelles, achieving brilliantly a contemporary sense of streaming among words, places and 'no self.'--Nicole Brossard
Whether misreading sixth grade pedagogical materials or offering visual schematics for reading Jacques Foucault and Judith Butler, Jon Paul Fiorentino's sixth poetry collection asks us to reconsider our engagement with received information--but it does so with a wink in the detention room, a dodgeball to the gut during recess.
About the Author
Jon Paul Fiorentino: Jon Paul Fiorentino is the author of the novel Stripmalling, which was shortlisted for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and four poetry collections, including The Theory of the Loser Class, which was shortlisted for the A. M. Klein Prize. He lives in Montreal, where he teaches writing at Concordia University, edits Matrix magazine.