“One of the most important poets in Scandinavia.”—Kamilla Löfström, Information
At once practical handbook, philosophical inquiry, and series of fables set in Putin’s Russia, Miximum Ca’ Canny the Sabotage Manuals throws a wrench into the machinery of contemporary language, generating strange solidarities between saboteurs past and present. Sourced from political pamphlets and factory workers’ diaries, Börjel’s profound poem allows for the most expansive (and explosive) sense of sabotage. A how-to for the destruction of the present order.
Ida Börjel’s first book, Sond (2004), received the prestigious award Katapultpriset. Since then, she has written over six works, including Skåneradio, Konsumentköplagen: juris lyrik, and MA.
Published by Comune Editions, 2016. Translated by Jennifer Hayashida.