Christian Bök (Crystallography, Eunoia) reads at the London Central Library with Weyman Chan (Noise from the Laundry).
Readings at the London Public Library
featuring Christian Bök and Weyman Chan
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
London Library – Landon Branch, 167 Wortley Road
Landon Martha Bishop Community Room
Matthew Tierney’s The Hayflick Limit opens with an excerpt from Joseph Brodsky’s winter eclogue, which in its 13 words raises at least as many questions: if each body 'falls prey' to the telescope, is distance the hunter? Is proximity? Discovery? Is being preyed upon a relief from the indifference of time, death an acknowledgment of existence? The brevity and the stab of those lines pries us open, leaving the reader far more vulnerable than the poet, though Brodsky evidently knew whereof he wrote.
Sina Queyras has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry!
At a morning announcement on Wednesday, October 15, finalists for the Governor General's Literary Award were announced. Sina Queyras's Expressway was one of the poetry finalists. Other finalists wee David McFadden, Philip Kevin Paul, Carmine Starnino and David Zieorth.
Everyone has heard the news and it’s inspired the same bookish panic in all of us. A strike is brewing in the hearts, minds and on contract negotiation tables of Canadian postal workers. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, the town criers have been using words like ‘looming,’ which has us a little worried. But we’re forging on the only way we know how – a massive ebook sale! For the month of July, all of our ebooks will be 25% off.
We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post.
Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.
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