Exquisite Monsters

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With vicious wit, K. I. Press pries open the intimacies of our lives in her collection of poetry, Exquisite Monsters. Fearless and weird, she splays open motherhood and mourning, laying them cheek by jowl next to biomechanical androids, and explosions of pop culture myths.

And with every copy of Exquisite Monsters, enjoy your very own phantasmagorical, gender defying, reconfigurable, exquisite monster making machine. Perforated for her/his pleasure.

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Nominated for the 2016 ReLit Award for Poetry.

"Exquisite Monsters will bring out your inner art monster.  Get someone else to lick your stamps. You're busy creating."
--Joanne Kelly

"Dark and brutal, the poems never calm down and never let up."
--Jonathan Ball, Winnipeg Free Press

"Press knows how to give the reader disquieting fun."
--James K. Moran, Arc Poetry Magazine

Monsters and motherhood, fairy tales and freaks, Exquisite Monsters captures the desire and ambivalence that fuel our attachments and our fears as K.I. Press deftly crafts poems that evoke raw emotion and wry detachment, sometimes simultaneously. Hilarious and unsettling in the best way imaginable, these poems exemplify precision and playfulness tempered with a perfect dose of abjection.  Everyone should read this book.

—Heather Milne

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K.I. Press

K. I. Press grew up in Edmonton and in the Peace River country of northern Alberta. Her previous collections have received much critical praise and have been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther and ReLit Awards. Exquisite Monsters is Karen's fourth collection of poetry. Having lived in Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto, she now lives in Winnipeg.


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Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.

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