IFOA and Nightwood Editions invite you to the release of Cruise Missile Liberals by Spencer Gordon as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.
“Spencer Gordon’s Cruise Missile Liberalsis, as its title suggests, a very funny, often despairing book. Jammed with on-point pop and breathtaking turns of phrase, this collection of poems is genuinely compelling: it is hard to stop reading, so sweetly twisted is Gordon’s world.”—Lynn Crosbie, Author of Where Did You Sleep Last Night, Life Is About Losing Everything, and Liar
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.
Spencer Gordon is the author of the short story collection Cosmo (Coach House Books, 2012) and is a co-founder of The Puritan. His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, EVENT, THIS Magazine, Poetry Is Dead, The Winnipeg Review, CNQ, Broken Pencil, Joyland and, many other periodicals and anthologies. Cruise Missile Liberals is his debut collection of poetry. He lives and works in Toronto.