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.”
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