Assdeep in Wonder is a collection of new poems that explore the idea of identity in a myriad of contexts: personal, sexual, cultural, national, literary, and poetic. The poems are raw and immediate, exploring themes of addiction, sexuality, loss, love, and wonder in equal measures.
Selected Praise: "Gudgeon's first poetry collection is a quirky valentine to irreverent readers, full of stark and pretty imagery, wry quips, and glorious bursts of vulgarity. ..." (Foreword Reviews)
Chris Gudgeon is an author and poet and screenwriter. He's contributed to dozens of periodicals, including Playboy, MAD, National Lampoon, Geist, Event, and Malahat Review. He's written seventeen books, from critically acclaimed fiction like Song of Kosovo and Greetings from the Vodka Sea to celebrated biographies of Stan Rogers and Milton Acorn, to a range of popular history on subjects as varied as sex, sexuality, fishing, and lotteries. Gudgeon has more than 150 professional TV and film credits including creating, writing, and producing Gemini-award-winning series Ghost Trackers and the documentary, The Trick with the Gun. In his varied and spotty career, Gudgeon has worked a variety of jobs across Canada, the United States, and Europe including psychiatric orderly, rent boy, bartender, rock musician, rodeo clown, TV weatherman, and youth outreach worker. Gudgeon, who is bisexual, has been in an open relationship with author/self-help guru Jasper Vander Voorde since 2009. He lives in Los Angeles and British Columbia.