At precisely the cultural moment you were hoping for, a dream team of smart, sexy, brunette, West Coast poets of Italian descent has passionately co-authored an intelligent collection of poetry that both celebrates and capsizes the romantic comedy.
From the origin of the genre (It Happened One Night) to its contemporary expressions (Love Actually), the poems in Rom Com trace the attempt to deconstruct as well as engage in dialogue with romantic comedy films and the pop culture, celebrities, and tropes that have come to be associated with them. These irreverent, playful, weird, and comedic poems come in a variety of forms, fully engaging in pop culture, without a judgmental tone. They see your frumpy expectations and raise you issues of sexuality, consent, sexism, homophobia, race, and class. They explore the highs and lows of romantic relationships and the expectations and realities of love, tackling real emotional worlds through the lens of film.
“[A] n in-depth exploration of a skin-deep genre that’s whip-smart and extremely fun to read.” — The Globe and Mail
Available at Talonbooks.
ISBN 13: 9780889229600 | ISBN 10: 0889229600
5 W x 8.5 H inches | 128 pp pages
$19.95 CAN / $19.95 US
Frontlist | Poetry