Vermin is a collection of diverse poems, matter-of-fact daydreams of body parts, money, family life, murder, children, and animals. Whimsical, unsettling, or creepy, depending on the reader's mood, the poems are united by an urge to crawl out from the suffocating spells of late capitalism, and take a look around.
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Praise for Vermin
“Vermin keeps reminding me of how strange the world is. Lance La Rocque gloriously translates the world, narrating its continuous story of birth, generation, mortification, and rot. His poems slyly slide through the norm, and shred it into memorable, affecting fragments.” — Alice Burdick
“La Rocque’s poems are rife with ironic twists and humour in straight, surreal lines.” — rob mclennan, via www.robmclennan.blogspot.ca
Lance La Rocque lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with Lisa, Emily, Max, and Luna. He teaches at Acadia University. His poems have appeared in Spudburn, Industrial Sabotage, and Surreal Estate: 13 Canadian Poets Under the Influence. He also has a chapbook, The Gross Metaphysics of Meat, published by Proper Tales Press.