Reviews

To support writers and their publishers, The Malahat Review posts the book reviews appearing in its print edition as each issue is published. They are arranged below by genre and within each genre, by author, listed in alphabetical order of last name. Some of the reviews posted below are expanded versions of the reviews that appeared in the print edition. Years listed are publication dates, not review dates.

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Spotlight Review:

The Dyzgraphxst

Canisia Lubrin’s The Dyzgraphxst is a startling and ambitious work on several levels: its sustained meditation on the limits of “I,” its subversion of poetic genre, its radical preoccupation with language’s negating effects, its insightful realizations of the body: historical, gendered, racialized. She reconfigures self, place, history, and language so much that the book can be a dizzying and at times overwhelming read. But ultimately her rewordings are rewarding.

Read the full review by Bertrand Bickersteth.

The Dyzgraphxst by Canisia Lubrin

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