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Publisher Comments:

Paperwork, a provocative sampling of the best new work writing in North America, breaks this taboo. These poems are written by people who build houses and machines, catch fish, take care of children, manage companies, work hard at looking for work, and much more. The writing is funny and tough and sad and angry, and the poems come from insiders - men and women who work for a living.

Praise for Going for Coffee, Tom Wayman's first anthology of work poetry (1981):

"Going for Coffee has a freshness that kept me going through it ... The poems are funny, or horrifying, or just as truthful in some unsuspected way."

-Robert Fulford, Toronto Star

"For me, the work writing fills a large gap in literacy education ... it provides the richness of the human experience in the language of working people, and does so in a rich array of voices - exultant, sorrowful, angry, wry."

-Stephanie Smith, former director, Reading for Life Adult Literacy Program, Watsonville, California

Synopsis:

Most North Americans spend more than half of their waking hours at work, yet in our surrounding culture - television, movies, news media, schools, advertising and fine arts - there are few honest depictions of our daily working lives.

Synopsis:

Paperwork, a provocative sampling of the best new work writing in North America, breaks this taboo. These poems are written by people who build houses and machines, catch fish, take care of children, manage companies, work hard at looking for work, and much more. The writing is funny and tough and sad and angry, and the poems come from insiders - men and women who work for a living.

Praise for Going for Coffee, Tom Wayman' s first anthology of work poetry (1981):

Going for Coffee has a freshness that kept me going through it ... The poems are funny, or horrifying, or just as truthful in some unsuspected way.

-Robert Fulford, Toronto Star

For me, the work writing fills a large gap in literacy education ... it provides the richness of the human experience in the language of working people, and does so in a rich array of voices - exultant, sorrowful, angry, wry.

-Stephanie Smith, former director, Reading for Life Adult Literacy Program, Watsonville, California

Synopsis:

This anthology, successor to the popular Going for Coffee, is a provocative sample of the best new work poetry in North America.

About the Author

Tom Wayman was born in Ontario in 1945, but has spent most of his life in British Columbia. He has worked at a number of jobs, both blue and white-collar, across Canada and the U.S., and has helped bring into being a new movement of poetry in these countries - the incorporation of the actual conditions and effects of work. He received his MFA in English and writing at the University of California in Irvine has been awarded the Canadian Authors' Association medal for poetry, the A.J.M. Smith Prize for distinguished achievement in Canadian poetry and first prize in the USA Bicentennial Poetry Awards competition. His poetry has been published in literary magazines across the world, including The Paris Review, Saturday Night, The Hudson Review and Canadian Forum. He currently teaches at the University of Calgary and remains Squire of "Appledore," his estate in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern BC.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550170429
Editor:
Wayman, Tom
Publisher:
Harbour Publishing
Editor:
Wayman, Tom
Author:
Wayman, Tom
Location:
Madeira Park, B.C. :
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Canadian poetry
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
paperback
Series Volume:
v. 141, no. 3]
Publication Date:
January 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.92 in 500 gr

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » American » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Anthologies

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Product details 334 pages Harbour Publishing - English 9781550170429 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Most North Americans spend more than half of their waking hours at work, yet in our surrounding culture - television, movies, news media, schools, advertising and fine arts - there are few honest depictions of our daily working lives.
"Synopsis" by , Paperwork, a provocative sampling of the best new work writing in North America, breaks this taboo. These poems are written by people who build houses and machines, catch fish, take care of children, manage companies, work hard at looking for work, and much more. The writing is funny and tough and sad and angry, and the poems come from insiders - men and women who work for a living.

Praise for Going for Coffee, Tom Wayman' s first anthology of work poetry (1981):

Going for Coffee has a freshness that kept me going through it ... The poems are funny, or horrifying, or just as truthful in some unsuspected way.

-Robert Fulford, Toronto Star

For me, the work writing fills a large gap in literacy education ... it provides the richness of the human experience in the language of working people, and does so in a rich array of voices - exultant, sorrowful, angry, wry.

-Stephanie Smith, former director, Reading for Life Adult Literacy Program, Watsonville, California

"Synopsis" by , This anthology, successor to the popular Going for Coffee, is a provocative sample of the best new work poetry in North America.
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