Heather Simeney MacLeod

About the book

Intermission is an uncommon and refreshing excavation of popular culture, memory, and relationship. It offers startling interpretations of the fashionable sitcoms and young-adult novels which were prevalent during the late 1970s while exploring the nuances of belonging, faith, and loss. With a tensile gesture we are moved from the icons of the 1960s—Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the playful insertion of Jim Morrison’s documented acronym of his own name, Mr. Mojo Risin’—to the cityscapes inherited by Generation X:

& they became icons worn to waste
behind our mothers
& our fathers like a cityscape, like a
black & white photograph,
like a muted reflection, like a background
of a lost era,
like a misplaced decade, like a shaky foundation
which has shaped the minds of my own generation.

POE011000 Poetry/Canadian
78pp 5.5 x 8.5 in