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Children of the Outer Dark: The Poetry of Christopher Dewdney (Laurier Poetry), Christopher Dewdney

Author:    Christopher Dewdney

Title:   Children of the Outer Dark: The Poetry of Christopher Dewdney (Laurier Poetry)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Wilfrid Laurier University Press February 2007

ISBN Number:    0889205159 / 9780889205154

Seller ID:   20100406170548

A four-time Governor General's-award nominee for both poetry and non-fiction, Christopher Dewdney is celebrated internationally as a writer and a visionary and is best known for his particular imagining of place and memory. Beginning with Paleozoic fossil formations in southwestern Ontario and moving through eons of natural history to cityscapes and the digital present, Dewdney's poetics encapsulate often surreal experiences from radical and epiphenomenal perspectives. His writing vibrates in a standing wave between science and art, reason and myth--embedding geology, neurophysiology, linguistics, and post-digital technology within a play of transitory viewpoints. "Children of the Outer Dark" provides a geological survey of Dewdney's poetic strata. The poems selected, along with their order of presentation, serve a critical function to mine diverse layers of development in Dewdney's career. This collection will reward all those who seek inspiration and will provide teachers, students, and other writers with a short natural history of one of Canadas essential poetic minds.

Price = 16.95 USD



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