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by Helen Hajnoczky

  • ISBN: 098124887X
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Helen Hajnoczky
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Invisible Publishing (October 10, 2010)
  • Pages: 78
  • ePub book: 1891 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1122 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Poets and Killers book. As such, Hajnoczky didn't so much write these poems as shape them

Poets and Killers book. As such, Hajnoczky didn't so much write these poems as shape them. Hajnoczky sets the tone for her with a (somewhat condensed) epigraph from Aldous Huxley: "It's easier to write 10 passably effective sonnets than one effective advertisement. Poets and Killers is composed entirely of advertising copy, culled from the 1940s to the present day.

Helen Hajnoczky (born 1985) is a visual poet, who currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Hajnoczky is a first-generation Canadian citizen of Hungarian descent. She also holds MA and MLIS degrees from McGill University.

Helen Hajnoczky's first book of poetry was Poets and Killers: A Life in Advertising (Snare, 2010). Her work has appeared in poetry anthologies, magazines, and chapbooks. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Helen Hajnoczky is the author of Poets and Killers (Invisible Publishing, 2010) and Magyarázni (Coach House Books, 2016). Poems by Helen Hajnoczky.

Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13: 9780981248875. Release Date: October 2006. Publisher: Snare Books.

Poets and Killers: A Life in Advertising, Hajnoczky's first book, was published by Snare Books in 2010.

Helen Hajnoczky: Helen Hajnoczky holds an MA in English and an MLIS from McGill University. Her first book, Poets and Killers: A Life in Advertising, was published in 2010 by Snare Books, and imprint of Invisible Publishing, and was nominated for Expozine’s best English book of the year. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Why Poetry Sucks (Insomniac Press, 2014) and Ground Rules 2003-2013 (Chaudiere Books, 2013), in the magazines filling Station, Lemon Hound, Matrix, POETRY, Poetry is Dead, and Rampike among others, and in a variety of chapbooks.

4 THREE DEATHS by Josip Novakovich. 5 Poets and Killers by Helen Hajnoczky. Snare Books, launched in the spring of 2006, was founded by Robert Allen and Jon Paul Fiorentino.

Helen Hajnoczky's restrained, tightly-focused poems explore the modern milieu where individuality is defined by. .The chronology of Poets and Killers follows both the protagonist's aging and the intricacies of the modern day-to-day, but also how our relationship with advertising has grown.

Helen Hajnoczky's restrained, tightly-focused poems explore the modern milieu where individuality is defined by consumerism. From cradle to grave our individual narratives are written not by our actions but by our purchases. Advertising has, according to Hajnoczky, become increasingly insidious, moving from overt to subtle interplays within our formulations of self-definition, self-awareness and self-debasement.

Hajnoczky’s work has appeared in Filling Station, NOD, Matrix and Speechless magazine. She also has a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary.

Advertising constructs us, always addressing, "You." But who is this person, this "you" that advertising addresses? Poets and Killers answers this question by telling the life story of a man through advertising. Beginning in the 1940s when he is born, working up to 2009 when he dies, Poets and Killers uses lines taken directly from advertisements to write the main character's biography. This book examines what it means to be an individual in a world where we are all sold the same individuality, exploring what possibilities for a non-utilitarian humanity still exist between the lines of advertising copy. By using the language of advertising to create something fundamentally unmarketable and useless, that is, the story of a fallible human life expressed through experimental poetry, Poets and Killers shows that despite the pervasiveness of advertising and its efforts to rob us of the ability to express ourselves without commodifying ourselves, we can still speak.