Archaic Torso Of Gumby

February 1, 2020|
Archaic Torso Of Gumby by Geoffrey Morrison
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Archaic Torso of Gumby is a series of interlinked stories and essays by Geoffrey Morrison and Matthew Tomkinson that explore the gooey, prickly, sticky materials of late-capitalist pop culture, from video games to claymation to children's picture-books commissioned by oil and gas companies. Here lyric essay, personal memoir, fable, pseudohistory, and science fiction all coexist alongside more conventional short story forms. Each part reveals unlikely connections between subjects as different as a sentient wallet, a gathering of headless saints, abject descriptions of 3D-printed food, a sixteenth-century courtier who thinks he's a horse, a virtual reality religious experience, and a couple with a fetish involving crustaceans. By turns cerebral, goofy, and heartfelt, Archaic Torso of Gumby is a delirious rabbit hole for the adventurous reader.

Geoffrey Morrison studied English literature at Simon Fraser University (BA), the University of Western Ontario (MA), and, for a year, the University of Toronto. His poems have appeared in Grain, PRISM, The Malahat Review, Lemon Hound, and elsewhere. He was a longlist finalist for the 2014 Lemon Hound and 2016 PRISM poetry contests, an...
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Title:Archaic Torso Of Gumby
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8.9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:February 1, 2020
Publisher:Gordon Hill Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781928171911

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