Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Rebuild by Sachiko Murakami

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Rebuild by Sachiko Murakami

Talon Books, 2011

From the publisher:

Murakami approaches the urban centre through its inhabitants’ greatest passion: real estate, where the drive to own is coupled with the practice of tearing down and rebuilding. Like Dubai, where the marina looks remarkably like False Creek, Vancouver has become as much a city of cranes and excavation sites as it is of ocean and landscape. Rebuild engraves itself on the absence at the city’s centre, with its vacant civic square and its bulldozed public spaces. The poems crumble in the time it takes to turn the page, words flaking from the line like the rain-damaged stucco of a leaky condominium.

Read more about Rebuild at the Talon Books website.

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