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This Canadian Poet's Tumblr Is Filled With Hilarious Fake CanLit Book Covers

"The Night Isn't Going To Call Itself 'Luminescent' On Its Own, Is It?"

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David McGimpsey is the author of seven books of poetry, one collection of short stories, and teaches literature at Concordia University in Montreal. He also likes to photoshop strange and hilarious book covers and post them to his Tumblr.

He started in late 2013, and now his Tumblr is filled with imagined covers.
David McGimpsey / Via Facebook: maisonneuvemagazine

He started in late 2013, and now his Tumblr is filled with imagined covers.

Canadian poetry anthologies are a common theme. This one is obscenely boastful, like all Canadian poetry.

McGimpsey told BuzzFeed Canada he "started making book covers which kind of pick up on a satire about poetry and literature (esp. Canadian Literature) that has been in my writing."
David McGimpsey / Via mcgimpsey.tumblr.com

McGimpsey told BuzzFeed Canada he "started making book covers which kind of pick up on a satire about poetry and literature (esp. Canadian Literature) that has been in my writing."

McGimpsey is also active on Twitter. Some people now eagerly await any of his tweets that contain the telltale phrase "secondhand book-shopping in Montreal."

I don't think there's a Twitter joke I love more than @DaveMcGimpsey's "secondhand book shopping in Montreal" tag. https://t.co/2IydbleakR

McGimpsey said the covers poke fun at "the things all literary production is prone to: pretentiousness, self-seriousness, etc. All the sins I am guilty of."

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"I Don't Even Own a Television!"

David McGimpsey
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This one will hit home for anyone who ever received a Canada Council grant.

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But it's not just Canadian poetry and literature. McGimpsey produced a cover for noted English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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He said he's partial to this Ted Hughes cover with The Fonz.

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And some of his favourites are when he takes pop song titles and treats them "like august literary texts."

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In conclusion, please consider these words to live by, courtesy of Canadian poet David McGimpsey's Tumblr.

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