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declining america by Rob Budde


declining america by Rob Budde


declining america is a series of long poems which depict “america” not as a nation but as a linguistic strategy. The long poems range from overtly political (“my american movie”) to language-based (“software tracks”). Many of the poems were written while traveling America (the nation) and while reading Jean Baudrillard’s America (the book). The poems here hold the view that the cultural imperialism of the United States has essentially rendered Canada ‘America’ (the regime).

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“Budde offers a bracing outward orientation remote from ‘the weariness, the fever, and the fret’ of the Keatsian lyric ego.” —Andre Furlani for Canadian Literature

“For good or ill, the aphasic cacophony Budde orchestrates captures well our political actualities.” —Andre Furlani for Canadian Literature

“The concept of “America” as a transgressor is not new, but Budde extrapolates much more about “America” and its decline – specifically focusing on the linguistic side to “America,” rather than the overtly, overtly political.” —Small Press Distribution blog

Rob Budde teaches creative writing at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. He has published seven books (poetry, novels, interviews, and short fiction), his most recent book being a collection of poetry titled Finding Ft. George. Find him at

November 2009 | Poetry
8×5.75 inches | 104 pages
Condition: New
ISBN 9781897388440

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Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 8 × 5.75 × .5 in


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