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In this debut poetry collection by award-winning author Kim Fu, incantations, mythical creatures and extreme violence illuminate small scenes of domestic life and the banal tragedies of modern love and modern death.A sharp edge of humour slices through Fu's poetry, drawing attention to the distance between contemporary existence and the basic facts of life: "In the classroIn this debut poetry collection by award-winning author Kim Fu, incantations, mythical creatures and extreme violence illuminate small scenes of domestic life and the banal tragedies of modern love and modern death.A sharp edge of humour slices through Fu's poetry, drawing attention to the distance between contemporary existence and the basic facts of life: "In the classrooms of tomorrow, starved youth will be asked to imagine a culture that kept thin pamphlets of poetry pinned to a metal box full of food, who honoured their gods of plenty by describing ingredients in lush language."Alternating between incisive wit and dark beauty, Fu brings the rich symbolism of fairy tales to bear on our image-obsessed age. From "The Unicorn Princess" "She applies gold spray paint to her horn each morning, / hoping to imitate the brass tusks / on the unicorns skewered to the carousel, / their brittle, painted smiles, harnesses / embedded in their backs and shellacked to high gloss." These poems are utterly of-the-moment, capturing the rage, irony and isolation of the era we live in....

Title : How Festive the Ambulance
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ISBN : 9780889713215
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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How Festive the Ambulance Reviews

  • Laura
    2018-10-08 06:47

    It took me a long time to finish this little book of poetry. I didn't want it to end, and so I read it frugally, savouring every poem. Kim's writing is rich without being superfluous. There's a sharpness to her choice of words that kept me effortlessly absorbed. They elicited strong visuals and fully fleshed out settings.I highly recommend reading How Festive The Ambulance. If you think poetry isn't your thing, let this book change your perspective.On a personal note, Kim is a longtime friend of my husband and I. Poem II. on page 47 had my heart in my throat. I was touched to the point of tears to discover we had made it into Kim's book. I'll never forget the unreal and magical feeling of reading it for the first time.

  • Bina CHAUHAN
    2018-10-11 23:25

    I was sad when the book ended, wanted to read more. Glad to see more Canadian poetresses! And I am the first one reviewing on here.. Looking forward to reading Kim Fu's novel, For Today I Am a Boy.

  • Anna
    2018-09-22 05:41

    Not an easy collection to read, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Desperate, visceral, stinking of the human body in all of its uncomfortable iterations, Fu peels back the layers that we usually put up to protect ourselves, and lays bare the sometimes-direst moments of a life.

  • Kim
    2018-10-02 01:29

    My gateway drug to a collector's mentality. Say that you're ill - not a poet.