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Café Alibi by Todd Swift

0919688535.ca

Swift’s Budavox: poems 1990-1999 explored sex, violence, art and memory to critical acclaim. His new collection, Café Alibi, written while the author lived abroad in Budapest and Paris, extends these concerns to include popular culture, history, desire, nostalgia, and the often competing claims of travel and home. Swift’s crisp, elegant, deceptively calm language questions images of ‘the child, the adult and the outside world’ in ways both witty and disturbing. Café Alibi maps a stylish itinerary through exotic terrain, offering at once hostility and ultimate peace, poetry that puts love to the test and disarms our darkest fears.

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English

Poetry

2002

0-919688-53-5

DC Books

Montreal

2002

76

softcover