Attention All Typewriters by Jason CamlotAttention All Typewriters by Jason Camlot

Attention All Typewriters

byJason Camlot

Paperback | August 5, 2005

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Lewis Carrol meets Allen Ginsberg.... This is poetry about an angel-poet, wings paper-clipped, seeking spiritual food in the modern office cubicle. He pecks away at office-machinery (à la Dilbert) and dreams among his fellow stick men and women of being a Wordsworthian visionary — or at least an "action figureen". Jason Camlot is a scholar of Victorian nonsense and humorous verse and these poems are a 'howl' amidst the "slithy borogroves" sort of affair, a wild, brilliantly refitted variety theater act. Other pieces, equally wan, hilarious, noir, plumb nineteen thirties Hollywood (and present day movieland) hijinks, Hemingway's war-with-booze style, and the dark obsessions of Important Men. The writer and his writing is 'past' conscious, but completely versed in contemporary Canadian and American poetry. This is an immensely funny, witty, up-to-date collection — zany, zippy, and zine-y!

Jason Camlot is a Montreal-born poet and scholar. His first collection of poems, The Animal Library (DC Books, 2000) was nominated for the Quebec Writer's Federation A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. He has published a chapbook with illustrations by Canadian artist Betty Goodwin entitled, Lines Crossed Out (Delirium Press, 2005). Attention ...
Title:Attention All TypewritersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:115 pages, 5 × 8.5 × 0.26 inPublished:August 5, 2005Publisher:DC BOOKSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0919688012

ISBN - 13:9780919688018

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