Forgotten Work

Forgotten Work

Jason Guriel


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  • This debut novel will appeal to readers interested in speculative and climate fiction, satire, fiction about music/musicians. Themes of environmental catastrophe, digital monopoly, resistance to authoritarianism and white supremacy. Will appeal as well to poets, poet-critics, lovers and haters of William Logan (aka everyone who’s ever heard of him), lovers and haters of literary Twitter
  • Specialized markest: readers of verse novels like Robin Robertson’s Booker Prize-shortlisted The Long Take and readers of formalist poetry: FW is a 21st century Rape of the Lock.
  • A sci-fi novel in heroic couplets, Forgotten Work is inspired by, among others, William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition, Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives, and Nabokov’s Pale Fire
  • Early advance reviews, including one from Christian Wiman, former editor of Poetry Magazine, praise Forgotten Work’s intelligence, formal dexterity, and humour
  • Guriel’s work has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic, and elsewhere; and he has been a paid blogger for Harriet (Poetry Foundation) and awarded Poetry’s Editors Prize for Book Reviewing

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    Jason Guriel:

    Jason Guriel is the author of several collections of poems and a book of essays. His writing has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic, and other magazines. He lives in Toronto.