From the Publisher
lATE cAPITALIST sUBLIME marks the debut of Ryan Kamstra, heir apparent to the dissenting tradition in Canadian poetry. Thematically echoing overtly political poets such as Milton Acorn, F. R. Scott, & Dorothy Livesay, Kamstra's streetwise poetry bears witness to a superficial world, which is relieved only by the occasional glimmer of a resilient human spirit.
From the austere archipelagos of glass and steel in our cities' downtown cores - those places where wealth is made, hoarded & lost - to our most private & soiled environments, Kamstra's peotry stakes out, & often raids, both the places we feel most comfortable & the places we fear to tread. He bodly spies on both the powerbrokers & the powerless in order to report back to us on what remains of our hamnity in this time of late capitalism.
About the Author
Ryan Kamstra received his B.A. from Queen's University in Kingston. lATE cAPITALIST sUBLIME is his first book.