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.