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Lan(d)guage

a sequence of poetics

by (author) Ken Belford

Publisher
Caitlin Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894759298
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $16.95

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In Ken Belford's fifth book of poetry he takes us on a journey through Canada's roadless north where he has discovered a third world gaze, looking out at industrialism and its impact on a region abundant in resources and natural beauty. Lan(d)guage is an unsentimental and non-reactionary perspective, a deep investigation of the psychology of both the electronic revolution and postmodernism. It is also a collective conversation having to do with the mobile geographies of inequality. The poems are a study in the social cost of privilege and what it means to have access to power, surveillance and identity.

About the author

Ken Belford
Ken Belford, the “self-educatedLan(d)guage” poet, has said that living for decades in the “back country” has afforded him a unique relationship to language that rejects the colonial impulse to write about nature but attempts to write from nature and our relationship to the land.

Currently living in Prince George, BC, he continues to write outside the boundaries of the conventional forms espoused by what he calls the “tribal schools” of poetry. His six previous books of poetry are Fireweed, The Post Electric Caveman, Pathways into the Mountains, lan(d)guage, when snakes awaken and Ecologue.

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