With his first full-length work since the acclaimed Spiral Agitator (2000), Steve Venright sails even further out onto uncharted literary waters. Floors of Enduring Beauty is laden with delirious extended prose poems, distorted philosophical musings, elaborate advice for instant gratification, a spoonerist narrative that rollicks on the high seas and other products of Venright's ecstatic, hilarious and sometimes downright rude vision. It's Baudelaire meets Lewis Carroll meets Monty PythonÑand it's unlike anything else in Canadian literature.
About the author
As well as being an author, Steve Venright is a visual and sound artist whose Torpor Vigil Industries record label has released such remarkable cds as Songs of Elsewhere by Samuel Andreyev and an album of spoken dreams called The Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregor. He was born in Sarnia in 1961 and now resides in a large consensual reality domain called Toronto, Ontario.
If only our political voices could approach the honesty and clarity in the work of this volume, we would be on our way to re-invent, resuscitate, re-charge the greatest of human endeavour Ð citizenship in our contemporary city.Ó (Bruce Mau, author of Massive Change)