|Stephen Bett||Penny-Ante Poems|
a book of break down
An exceptionally compatible marriage lasts for several years and then inexplicably and without warning seems to fall apart. Stephen Bett narrates his own journey of stunned and bewildering pain as the language of poem after poem in this “serial” book of poems shows increasing rupture and fragmentation. Stephen Bett, one of the more recognised of the “minimalist” poets writing in English today, traces the breaking of heart and language in this stunning book of poems. Language at its most naked and vulnerable.
Stephen Bett has published twelve books of poetry including Track This: a book of relationship (BlazeVOX Books), S PLIT (Ekstasis Editions), Extreme Positions: the soft-porn industry exposed (Spuyten Duyvil Books) and the forthcoming The Gross & Fine Geography: New & Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry, Ireland). His work has also appeared in well over 100 literary journals in Canada, the U.S., England, Australia, New Zealand, and Finland, as well as in three anthologies, and on radio. He lives in Vancouver. For reviews of his books, please see www.stephenbett.com.
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