Dead Salmon Dialectics by Derrick Stacey DenholmDead Salmon Dialectics by Derrick Stacey Denholm

Dead Salmon Dialectics

byDerrick Stacey Denholm

Paperback | August 27, 2014

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Drawing on scientific studies of salmon recycling in perhumid rainforests, DEAD SALMON DIALECTICS follows the dark and often humorous trial of a young biologist at work in the wildest estuaries of the rainiest place on earth. Written for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the historic Lyell Island logging blockades on Xaaydaa Gwaay, these poems form a musicolous bricolage out of a mesothermal wordstream, sampling ideas of unequal value toward a cohesion of ecological and ecoliterary integrity. Filled with thousands of rotting carcasses, rain, swirls of phosphorescent algae, rain, night-fishing bears, local sledneck debutantes, the marvel of raven song, rain and near misses by giant falling trees, DEAD SALMON DIALECTICS is an interdisciplinary experiment for the senses and the synapses. While they challenge passive readers to activate and participate, the poems set the visceral beauty of coastal rainforest music to the unavoidable slippery realities of hard science, technology andphilosophy.
Derrick Stacey Denholm lives and works in the forests of northern British Columbia. In addition to his writing, he is an award-winning visual artist and musician. DEAD SALMON DIALECTICS won the Barry McKinnon Chapbook Award for 2010. His work has recently appeared in CANADIAN LITERATURE, the CAPILANO REVIEW, CONTEMPORARY VERSE 2, DRUNK...
Title:Dead Salmon DialecticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.04 × 5.64 × 0.24 inPublished:August 27, 2014Publisher:Caitlin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927575583

ISBN - 13:9781927575581