Satisfying Clicking Sound

Jason Guriel

Satisfying Clicking Sound is a book that’s never afraid to make a show of itself. In his third collection, Jason Guriel gives us a quick-thinking colloquial style that segues deftly from deadpan wit to deep emotion. Like the hard-to-master knuckleball he celebrates as “less spun / than blown / out onto the air, / its course unknown,” Guriel’s poetry is equal parts art, talent, luck, and mystery. Consistently rewarding, Satisfying Clicking Sound is a quicksilver performance from one of Canadian poetry’s most distinctive new voices.

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Praise for Satisfying Clicking Sound

"Poet and critic Jason Guriel solidifies his place in CanLit with substantial contributions to both fields. . . Most of Guriel's poems open outward, including insight, mischief and wordplay." –Quill & Quire Previous praise for Jason Guriel:

"What no one wants to admit is that most of the so-called avant-garde poets can't write, and most of the so-called lyric poets can't think. Guriel strikes a bold middle ground; he consistently strives to overlay serious lyricism with serious aesthetic commentary, and he does so with grace, effortlessness, and humour." —Maisonneuve

"[Pure Product] may well be that rare thing: a collection to be lived with." —The Globe and Mail

"These poems, often about disposable parts of our culture, are frenetically alive. They infuse the products they exemplify with a life, a valency, an irrepressible energy." —Arc Poetry Magazine<

"For sheer entertainment, it’s worth checking out Toronto writer Jason Guriel’s second collection." – Barbara Carey, Toronto Star

Jason Guriel’s books include The Pigheaded Soul: Essays and Reviews on Poetry and Culture (2013) and Pure Product (2009). His work has been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English. In 2007, he became the first Canadian to be awarded Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize. Poetry gave him their Editors Prize for Book Reviewing in 2009. He lives in Toronto.

Other books by Jason Guriel: Pure Product
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