Stephen Bett

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In High Maintenance an ironic wit colours poems about everything in contemporary Canadian life from literature and hockey to Y2K and snowboarding. Stephen Bett’s poetry is a self-referential funhouse that reflects the modern tension between a commitment to ideas and life in a pop-culture world.

Stephen Bett has had two previous books of poetry published—Cruise Control (Ekstasis Editions) and Lucy Kent and other poems (Longspoon Press)—along with a recent chapbook, High Design Refit (Greenboathouse Books); his work has also appeared in over 60 journals in Canada, the U.S., England, Australia, and Finland, as well as in two anthologies, and on radio. He is a member of the English Department at Langara College in Vancouver, and lives with his wife and two children in Deep Cove.

ISBN 1-894800-42-7
88 Pages
6 x 9
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