Near Miss

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  • Author(s): Matwichuk, Laura
  • Publication Information:
    Gibsons, BC, Canada : Nightwood Editions. 2019
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    • Abstract:
      Near Miss considers the relationship between close calls and the tenuous conditions of contemporary life. From actual cataclysms such as meteor collisions and volcanic eruptions to everyday failures and accidents, these inventive poems collide with the perpetual unease created by life's unpredictability while contemplating mortality, fragility, gratitude and hopefulness.... When the Emergency Broadcast System proclaims this is only a test, you leave the TV on because you've gotten used to the sound. You keep waiting for the heat to come on, for the regular broadcast to resume, for a new sensation to quicken inside you like the sight of that fleet of ghost-planes lifted from the desert, reanimated, hovering over your house as if everything is fine. — “Decommissioned Planes”
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780889713536. 9780889711419.
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MATWICHUK, L. Near Miss. Gibsons, BC, Canada: Nightwood Editions, 2019. ISBN 9780889713536. Disponível em: Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Matwichuk L. Near Miss. Nightwood Editions; 2019. Accessed December 5, 2020.
    • APA:
      Matwichuk, L. (2019). Near Miss. Nightwood Editions.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Matwichuk, Laura. 2019. Near Miss. Gibsons, BC, Canada: Nightwood Editions.
    • Harvard:
      Matwichuk, L. (2019) Near Miss. Gibsons, BC, Canada: Nightwood Editions. Available at: (Accessed: 5 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Matwichuk, L 2019, Near Miss, Nightwood Editions, Gibsons, BC, Canada, viewed 5 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Matwichuk, Laura. Near Miss. Nightwood Editions, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Matwichuk, Laura. Near Miss. Gibsons, BC, Canada: Nightwood Editions, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Matwichuk L. Near Miss [Internet]. Gibsons, BC, Canada: Nightwood Editions; 2019 [cited 2020 Dec 5]. Available from: