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Don’t Be Interesting

Jacob McArthur Mooney

McClelland & Stewart

Jacob McArthur Mooney’s first collection since 2011’s Folk (which was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize) has at its centre a mind-bending conundrum. A graph (which functions as a kind of preface to the collection proper), depicting the progress of time in relation to the progress of recorded history, suggests our concept of the historical has intersected with our current age. That is to say, history has caught up with us. Through the incessant documentation of our own lives via Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and all other modes of available modern media, we are now capable of writing history in the same moment we are living it.

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