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The Dying Poem Rob Budde

The Dying Poem

Rob Budde

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ISBN : 9781770560406
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152 pages
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On the afternoon that two tonnes of explosives are set to dismember Torontos Metropolitan Library, poet Henry Black hides himself away in his favourite wing- when his mangled body is uncovered, theres a book lodged in his chest.Jay Post, a haplessMoreOn the afternoon that two tonnes of explosives are set to dismember Torontos Metropolitan Library, poet Henry Black hides himself away in his favourite wing- when his mangled body is uncovered, theres a book lodged in his chest.Jay Post, a hapless filmmaker, is hired to chronicle the life, death and writings of the poet. In the process of making his documentary, Jay must try to unravel the threads of Henrys labyrinthine, suicide-obsessed mind with only the poems as tools- he must also contend with two of Henrys sometimes lovers, Luisa, a Mexican violinist, and Dee, a feminist writer now living on a farm in the Annapolis Valley and writing a novel about Catherine the Great.The Dying Poem will take you through stories within stories in search of the mystery behind Henrys artful suicide. And, in the end, the crossing of paths and the difficulty of speaking about the dead tell us something about the making of art and what art makes of us.