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Christian Bök unbound

May 29, 2016 @ 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
LOT 102 Restaurant
102 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V5

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Join Calgary's literary community and Beakerhead for an inspirational night of poetry and science!

Christian Bök is the author of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which won the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. His latest is The Xenotext: Book 1 (Coach House Books, 2015.)

Bök created artificial languages for two television shows: Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley’s Amazon. Bök has also earned many accolades for his virtuoso performances of sound poetry (particularly Die Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters). His conceptual artworks (which include books built out of Rubik’s cubes and Lego bricks) have appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. The Utne Reader has recently included Bök in its list of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World."

Tickets are $15 in advance via Eventbrite.

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Organizer: Smith & West