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New edition of sybil unrest :: Larissa Lai + Rita Wong at People’s Co-op on November 14


9781554200696-sybilunrest-3DLarissa Lai and Rita Wong will be launching the New Star reissue of their collaborative work sybil unrest on Thursday, November 14 at the People’s Co-op Bookstore.

Originally published in 2008 by LineBooks, sybil unrest has been completely re-typeset, and comes with a spiffy new cover created by Oliver McPartlin. The LineBooks edition is now sold out, and no wonder. Sonnet L’Abbe described it as “A witty, often trenchantly funny repartee on maintaining a resistant spirit in an environment of aggressive globalized consumerism” in her review for Canadian Literature. And over on the American poetry website Chroma, Sophie Mayer wrote, “Lai and Wong .. . find in adulterated Adspeak a ticker-tape, twitterpoetry that — because it’s more than 140 characters long — makes meaning out of the meaningless.”

sybil unrest Is on sale now at Another Story in Toronto, Bryan Prince in Hamilton, King’s Bookstore in Halifax, McNally Robinson in Winnipeg, Pages on Kensington in Calgary, People’s Co-op Bookstore, Black Bond Books, and UBC Bookstore in Vancouver, UVic Bookstore in Victoria, and York University Bookstore back in (or near) TO, as well as,, and our own redoubtable site.

The People’s Co-op launch & reading gets underway at 8 pm. Admission is free.