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Stephen Bett's last three books (High-Maintenance, Nota Bene and, here, Three Women) have moved from his customary scathing satirizations of so-called pop culture to a deeply anguished book about a difficult love relationship to, now, a book of anger, bitterness, and new beginnings. Still, what remains constant is a sassy, self-deprecating, edgy humour, and, above all, a true poet's ear for his craft—for the word, the line, the stanza. The shape of the poem itself and the concern to make it, as Zukofsky famously argued for, Upper Case music.

Stephen Bett has had four previous books of poetry published, including Cruise Control, High-Maintenance, Nota Bene (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 seventy 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 978-1-894800-90-7
120 Pages
6 x 9
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