Archive for June, 2007


Matrix: Science Poetry, Issue 77

June 27, 2007

Matrix Magazine‘s new issue is full of wonders. It features a science poetry dossier edited by Gillian Savigny, with work by Christian Bök, Kate Eichhorn, Sylvia Legris, Ken Babstock, Julia Williams, derek beaulieu, Karen Solie, four poems from my in-progress echology, and more. The visual art’s a helluva treat this issue (phenomenal cover by Adrienne Traviss).

The issue will launch at The Scream Literary Festival on July 4. I’ll participate in both the discussion and the reading. From the Scream site:

Strange Alchemy: The Science and Poetry Panel and Matrix Launch

Wednesday JULY 4th
Supermarket 268 Augusta Ave
Panel at 7 pm, Reading at 9pm
PWYC, $7 suggested

Looking for a universal solvent, elixir of life, spontaneous gold? Expect science and poetry to bond in startling ways during our critical panel. Moderated by Clive Thompson, panellists Christian Bök, angela rawlings, Ken Babstock and postdoctoral candidate, Lisa Betts (who is studying the neuroscience of vision at York) will set their giant brains to task on the emerging transmutations taking place between science and poetry. The discussion will be followed at 9 pm by the launch of the newest issue of Montreal’s Matrix Magazine with readings by the panellists and along with Jim Johnstone and Karen Solie, all poets who have engaged science in their poetic practice.


Nypoesi: Translation issue, Vol. 2

June 14, 2007 (online publication from Norway) has posted their second of two issues on translation. The issue includes a text by me (excerpted from early drafts of Wide slumber), Hjörvar Pétursson’s Icelandic translation of the text, and Hugh Thomas’ homophonic translation of the Icelandic version to English.

It’s a chewy issue, with an incredible list of contributors including Paal Bjelke Andersen, derek beaulieu, Aase Berg, Charles Bernstein, Craig Dworkin, Johannes Göransson, Leevi Lehto, Marko Niemi, and Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl.


review: WSfL in Open Letters

June 4, 2007

Wide slumber for lepidopterists is among three books (+ Crystallography and Touch to Affliction) reviewed by Adam Golaski in the latest issue of Open Letters: A Monthly Arts and Literature Review. Check it out here.


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