"lATE cAPITALIST sUBLIME marks the debut of Ryan Kamstra, heir apparent to the dissenting tradition in Canadian poetry. Thematically echoing overtly political poets such as Milton Acorn, F.R. Scott and Dorothy Livesay, Kamstra's streetwise poetry bears witness to a superficial world, which is relieved only by the occasional glimmer of a resilient human spirit.
From the austere archipelagos of glass and steel in our cities' downtown cores ? those places where wealth is made, hoarded and lost ?"