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Escape the Holiday Rush with Jim Johnstone’s The Velocity of Escape

The Velocity of Escape by Jim Johnstone

The Velocity of Escape by Jim Johnstone

Guernica Editions invites you to celebrate the holidays this year by giving the gift of literature. With over 900 authors, Guernica is a diverse publisher of some of Canada’s finest poetry, fiction and literary criticism. We invite you to browse our selection of titles at your local bookseller, or online through Amazon or Chapters Indigo. We’re confident that you’ll agree there’s a Guernica book for every reader on your list!

Guernica’s literary gift idea of the day is Jim Johnstone’s The Velocity of Escape, a vibrant and vivid collection of Siamese twins, circus performers, burn victims, and scientists. Throughout the poems, the experimental voice fills the page with broken lines, jump cuts, and a sense of nervous music. Merging poetry with theoretical science, this work occupies the gap between gravity and escape, residing everywhere from convenience stores and motels to the outer frequencies of space.

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