Permugenesis by Christopher DewdneyPermugenesis by Christopher Dewdney


byChristopher Dewdney

Paperback | January 1, 1987

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Dewdney's Permugenesis is both an extension and a reworking of the first two sections of his long poem, "A Natural History of Southwestern Ontario." Phrases from the first two books ("Spring Trances in the Control Emerald Night" and "The Cenozoic Asylum") are repeated, though often in mutated form, and get a chance to mate with and breed all sorts of interesting new sentences. Dewdney's prose poems are dreamlike, often hallucinogenic - one often feels he's speaking his own language. If John Ashbery and Annie Dillard had a child - well, I'm not sure that he'd write like Dewdney; but I'm pretty sure the two of them would get along.
Christopher Dewdney was born May 9, 1951 and currently resides in Toronto. He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award three times, twice for poetry, once for non-fiction. Dewdney's work often deals with scientific subject matter: the limits and intersections of the human and the technological. Dewdney currently teaches at C...
Title:PermugenesisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 6.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:January 1, 1987Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889711135

ISBN - 13:9780889711136

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