The Garage? Just Torch It.

The Garage? Just Torch It.

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In The Garage? Just Torch It. Debelis balances themes of belonging, love, politics, illness, family and forgiveness with stunning imagery and an intense playfulness. Paced as if the reader is moving through the belly of a burning building, each turn of the page represents the uncovering of things long hidden and the burying of things better left forgotten. This book is a rally cry for the healing power of wonder and the disarming catharsis of grief.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 4mm | 64g
  • English
  • 1925417220
  • 9781925417227

Review quote

"Forceful and authentic, brimming with humanity and aesthetic clarity. The Garage? Just Torch It is a stirring and profound meditation on life, love, and loss. Debelis takes a close and sometimes uncomfortable look at difficult transitions, which can lead to grappling and questioning. From there it's possible to move to understanding and acceptance, or alternatively, a call for change." Laura Pederson, Award Winning Author and Playwright, Author of Beginners Luck, The Big Shuffle, Going Away Party "The poetic voices in The Garage? Just Torch It show us the dismal chaos of the world in one breath and jump to the spark of a first kiss in the next. I'd like to be annoyed with Dylan Debelis for breaking my heart so many times, but with each crack he offers hope, humour, and empathy. My favourite poem in The Garage? Just Torch It begins with the moon speaking to a hiding child. Its speech-frayed American colloquial-is as inspiring as it is crushing. Dylan Debelis understands the hope and humour that can be found in the darkest places. The poem ends with the speaker lying on a hotel mattress, alone, watching smoke rise from an ashtray, clicking from channel to channel on TV. In that moment, along with many others in this book, I feel the hope within the hopelessness." Michael Giddings, MFA, Instructor of Creative Writing, Northern Michigan University
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12 ratings
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4 33% (4)
3 17% (2)
2 8% (1)
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