- 128 pages, 6×9 inches
- Price: $21 CAD · $21 USD
- ISBN: 9781554200566
- Date published: 2011-04-05
- Availability: in print & available
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About Mannequin Rising
Mannequin Rising is the fifth book of poetry from Governor–General's Award winner Roy Miki, his first since 2006's There.
In Mannequin Rising, Miki describes a world of consumerism, and answers the visual cacaphony of commodities and window displays with a series of poems and photomontages that reflect the uncanny juxtapositioning he sees all around him.
The centrepiece of Mannequin Rising is a triptych of poem sequences, "Scoping (also pronounced Shopping) in Kits", "A Walk on Granville Island", and "Viral Travels in Tokyo", where Miki closely observes three different neighbourhoods and their mannequins / mannikins / manakins / manikins,almost alien yet familiar beings inhabiting and altering relationshipsbetween nature and culture.