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Children of the Outer Dark: The Poetry of Christopher Dewdney

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A four-time Governor General s-award nominee for both poetry and non-fiction, Christopher Dewdney is celebrated internationally as a writer and a visionary and is best known for his particular imagining of place and memory. Beginning with Paleozoic fossil formations in southwestern Ontario and moving through eons of natural history to cityscapes and the digital present, ...more
Paperback, 58 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Mar 10, 2011 Phillip Barron rated it really liked it
Not often is poetry both easy to read and insightful. Christopher Dewdney is not your common poet. He writes as perceptively and carefully as an autodidact. Yet, he also writes on topics as complex as consciousness and cloud chambers.

The pretentiousness, distant language and tone of the editor's (Karl E. Jirgens's) introduction are out of step with both the accessibility of Dewdney's poetry and the purpose of the series into which this volume falls. The poems selected for this collection span D
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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.
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