Body Count

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  • Author(s): Kyla Jamieson
  • Publication Information:
    Gibsons, British Columbia : Nightwood Editions. 2020
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    • Abstract:
      In this vital début, Kyla Jamieson sifts through the raw material of her life before and after a disabling concussion in search of new understandings of self and worth. Energized by the tensions between embodiment and dissociation, Body Count flickers between Vancouver and New York, passing through dreamscapes and pain states. Both earnest and irreverent, comedic and cosmic, these poems come from a full heart (“You came here / for a kind of truth / & I want to give / you everything”) that often finds its way obstructed by fear, anxiety, and the myriad ways trauma can pattern a life. Here, we see the work of removing the barriers between this heart and the world, and glimpse the labour it takes to heal a body and mind discarded by capitalism. One part rape culture protest anthem, one part long-distance love story, one part invisible illness testimony, and 100% epistolary intimacy, Body Count is a tonic for the times we live in, an open invitation to question the textures of our realities, the ways we inhabit our bodies, and the futures we envision for ourselves and our communities.
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      9780889713703. 9780889713710.
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    • ABNT:
      KYLA JAMIESON. Body Count. Gibsons, British Columbia: Nightwood Editions, 2020. ISBN 9780889713703. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kyla Jamieson. Body Count. Nightwood Editions; 2020. Accessed October 21, 2020.
    • APA:
      Kyla Jamieson. (2020). Body Count. Nightwood Editions.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kyla Jamieson. 2020. Body Count. Gibsons, British Columbia: Nightwood Editions.
    • Harvard:
      Kyla Jamieson (2020) Body Count. Gibsons, British Columbia: Nightwood Editions. Available at: (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kyla Jamieson 2020, Body Count, Nightwood Editions, Gibsons, British Columbia, viewed 21 October 2020, .
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      Kyla Jamieson. Body Count. Nightwood Editions, 2020. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kyla Jamieson. Body Count. Gibsons, British Columbia: Nightwood Editions, 2020.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kyla Jamieson. Body Count [Internet]. Gibsons, British Columbia: Nightwood Editions; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. Available from: