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Magnetic Days

Roland Pemberton

48 pages
Cover art: Rachel Shaw
ISBN 9780993617430
Spring 2014

In the nightworld
Strange brain subterranean
We subterfuge rules and peruse the geraniums
You know, smell the flowers, at the afterhour
At the counter, behind the counter scoping, we justify

An abstract rendering of contemporary Canadian youth culture, Magnetic Days is a collection of poems and stories about love, class, race, drugs and religion. Magnetic Days is the first book of poetry from Roland Pemberton.

Rollie Pemberton

Roland ‘Rollie’ Pemberton is a writer, rapper and producer (Cadence Weapon). His albums Breaking Kayfabe and Hope In Dirt City were both shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. In 2021 his album Parallel World won the Polaris Music Prize. He served as Poet Laureate of Edmonton from 2009 to 2011. His debut book, Bedroom Rapper, was published by McClelland & Stewart in 2022. He lives in Toronto.