Tyler B Perry | Anna Navarro
Quartet 2020 (series) Oct 22, 2020
Frontenac HousePoetry / Canadian / Language Arts & Disciplines / Study & Teaching Published
Paperback pages 108
6 x 9 inches
Plausible Wrong Answers
Anyone who has been through school in the past half-century has experienced poetry in the form of the multiple-choice reading comprehension test. Tyler Perry’s latest collection engages in dialogic, deconstructive play with this familiar format, using his own invented form to explore themes of fear, family, poetry analysis, and the educational experience. These poems involve us in playful readings of text that bring the cult of assessment and reductive poetry analysis into question while deepening our engagement with language, imagery, meaning, and form.
Author Tyler B. Perry is a Calgary poet and high school English teacher. He is one of the organizers of Can You Hear Me Now?, the Alberta provincial junior high and high school poetry slam, and has performed his poetry to audiences across Canada and as far away as Japan. He is the author of two previous collections of poetry: Lessons in Falling (B House Publications, 2010) and Belly Full of Rocks (Oolichan Books, 2016). He holds a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.
Illustrator Anna Navarro is a Calgary illustrator and poet. She works at the intersection of visual art and language and enjoys experimenting with mixed media. She studies English at the University of Calgary and is an editor at NōD Magazine.