Klara du Plessis

Klara du Plessis is a South African Canadian poet residing in Montreal. Her debut collection Ekke—winner of the 2019 Pat Lowther Memorial Award and shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award—was released from Palimpsest Press; and her Anstruther chapbook, Wax Lyrical,was shortlisted for the 2016 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Klara is a PhD English Literature student at Concordia University, and currently expanding her curatorial practice to include experimental Deep Curation poetry reading events.



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unfurl: Four Essays
Klara du Plessis

2019 / Poetry / $4.95
9781554471997 / Pamphlet / 32 pp


The Devil’s Whim Occasional Chapbook Series: No. 41

Unfurl by Klara du Plessis collects four precise and thoughtful essays on contemporary Canadian poets Erín Moure, Dionne Brand, Lisa Robertson, and Anne Carson. Du Plessis renders the philosophical preoccupations and stylistic clues of these deeply influential writers, from critical distancing through language and word play, the function of documenting and aestheticizing, feminine volatility as a form of omnipresence, to a reimagining of the book. Unfurl is an interpretative critical project and illustrates the vitality of poetics, finding writers and texts in ongoing dialogue.




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