A brilliant list of book proposals, Darren Wershler-Henry's The Tapeworm Foundry challenges current poetic rules of form and subject matter and turns a seemingly utilitarian handbook for writers into a powerful artistic expression of defiance. Both a recipe book for poets and a critical examination of the recipes we've inherited, this is an eloquent and absurdist long poem on the parasitic nature of all expression and the anxiety of influence.
About the author
Darren Wershler-Henry is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. His most recent books are apostrophe (with Bill Kennedy) and The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting.
- Short-listed, Trillium Book Award