Cruise Control: A Theogony by Ken HoweCruise Control: A Theogony by Ken Howe

Cruise Control: A Theogony

byKen Howe

Paperback | September 5, 2002

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Cruise Control knows no borders, hurtling down BC's Coquihalla Highway, sightseeing in Regina, tearing through Windsor, "plunging beneath the Earth" in Chicago, visiting some eccentric characters in Germany and even exploring the "non-presence (i.e. lostness)" of Atlantis.

Ken Howe's reckless intellect and insatiable curiosity for everything -- Canadian geography, architecture, the experimental writing of Gertrude Stein, the "urban imperialist agenda" and even the "bright checkered tablecloth in Grandmother's Pizza three A.M." -- flood off the page and drag us into an infinite current that unites all these concepts and objects and entices (or renews) our own understanding and interest in each with vitality and humour.
Ken Howe was born in Edmonton, grew up in Beaverlodge, Alberta, and lived in Regina for eight years, playing principal horn with the Regina Symphony, before relocating to Toronto. He has studied German, philosophy, education and translation, has a degree in Music, and was a Jesuit novice for two years. Armed with a "reverberator" made ...
Title:Cruise Control: A TheogonyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.4 inPublished:September 5, 2002Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889711860

ISBN - 13:9780889711860

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Editorial Reviews

CAPraise for Howe's previous work:In his first collection of poetry, Household Hints for the End of Time, Regina poet Ken Howe explores a wide range of subjects -- from the inherent meaning of a refrigerator to the resonances and implications of love and music ... Howe's poetry sparkles. These playfully descriptive vignettes about "ordinary" subjects are reminiscent of the weird imaginings of Douglas Adams and the tongue-in-cheek language of Gertrude Stein ... the overall playfulness and sophisticated sense of rhythm, timing, and phrasing make the collection a strong first showing. --Heather Fitzgerald, Quill and QuireOver and over in this manuscript, the ordinary (snow and Stanfield's [underwear]) is alchemized into poetry. --Sue Goyette