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The Radiant Inventory

by (author) Christopher Dewdney

McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Dec 1988
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    Dec 1988
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A Governor General’s Award – nominated poetry collection from a prize-winning poet and essayist. Christopher Dewdney uses the vocabulary of paleontology, biology, and physics in poems that meditate on life in southwestern Ontario.

About the author

Christopher Dewdney has served as writer-in-residence at Trent, Western, and York universities. Featured in Ron Mann’s film Poetry in Motion with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Michael Ondaatje, and Tom Waits, Dewdney has presented his groundbreaking poetics across North America and Europe. He also creates acoustic and visual art, along with incisive arts commentary for print, radio, and television.

Karl E. Jirgens, head of the Department of English at the University of Windsor, has taught at the universities of Toronto, York, Guelph, and Laurentian. Since 1979, he has served as editor-in-chief of Rampike, a critically acclaimed international journal of art and writing. Jirgens’s fiction, performance works, poetry, and scholarly articles are published worldwide.

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  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award - Poetry

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