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Juxtaposing the seemingly benign names of dead white men that permeate our geographies with the details of their so-called discoveries and "conquests,"Dead White Men turns ideas of exploration, finding, and keeping back on themselves. Engaging with European exploration and scientific texts from the 15th to the 19th centuries, this collection re-examines histories many would like to forget.
Shane Rhodes is the author of five books of poetry, and has won awards including an Alberta Book Award and the National Magazine Gold Award for poetry. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.