New Eunoia Launch in Calgary
New edition of cult hit gets sent off in style by Calgary writers and contest winners
This fall, the new edition of Calgary author Christian Bok's groundbreaking 2001 collection of constraint-based poetry, Eunoia, launches. And Pages on Kensington is throwing a party for this inimitable work of experimental literature by inviting some other Calgary authors to ‘respond’ to it. Stunning in its implications and masterful in its execution (each chapters is a lipogram that uses only one vowel), Eunoia has developed a cult following throughout the world, garnering extensive praise and winning the Griffin Poetry Prize. The original edition has already been a bestseller in Canada and, more recently, in the U.K. (where it was published by Canongate Books).
Pages on Kensington has invited several Calgary-based poets – ryan fitzpatrick, Helen Hajnoczky, Jordan Grant, Robert Majzels and derek beaulieu – to perform responses or homages to Eunoia. The winners of FFWD’s lipogram contest will also read their prize-winning entries, and Christian Bök will end the evening by reading the book’s new material.