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    The Real Made Up
    The Real Made Up
    From the moment we learn to speak we are always using other people's words. <b><i>the real made up</i></b> improvises on this simple idea of imitation; mimicry becomes a kind of cadence for an interweaving of transcribed speech, ironic song, jarring randomization, post - colonial irony, and blatant theft. An incessant imitative dialogue shapes our neural and cultural networks; imitation is a source of power for any subculture, and the primary means of a colonizing process that should be seen as violent. But imitation is not a simple act of copying; at its best, imitation is accompanied by play, performance, and re - enactment. Imitation is a crucial human faculty - a talent at the heart of social being. The primal emotions of love, hate, desire, and anger find their expression in speech and action that are by nature imitative. <b><i>the real made up</i></b> is itself made up of real and imaginary interviews with people off the street, of poems by others and poems from others (including much imitated members of the Can Lit canon like Al Purdy, Irving Layton and Erin Mour ). Every poem in <b><i>the real made up</i></b> is an attempt to revel in or escape from - an impossible task - the imitative traces of everyone else.
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    Book Author
    Stephen Brockwell
    Genre Poetry
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ECW Press
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