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A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People

A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People

April 2007
Trade Paperback · 96 Pages
$15.95 U.S. · £10.99 U.K. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781552452448
Coach House Books

 


'Foreman quite evidently had a lot of fun writing these poems, and readers will reap the benefits of his pleasure-driven efforts.' – Huffington Post

'A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People is the private abecedary of a playful but serious imagination, a field guide to daydreams and frailties … Make no mistake about it: We are in a golden age of Canadian poetry.’ – Michael Lista, National Post

'Foreman is a meticulous versifier with a sensitive ear … These poems yearn to be read aloud, to be shown to the person next to you on the bus. This Complete Encyclopedia is a small masterpiece.' – Geist

‘This compendium of bipeds makes all others obsolete. A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People is full of eclectic wisdom, uncanny beasts and refracted truisms. Foreman’s cerebral sleights-of-hand are so electric, my mind wouldn’t close my eyes. It’s about time someone got “us” down for what we are.’ – Jeramy Dodds, author of Crabwise to the Hounds