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Christian Bök

Christian Bök (1966, Toronto, Canada) Ц poet, critic, publisher. He began his creative literary activities in the late 1980s. In 1994 he published a book Cristallography: Book I of Information Theory (Toronto: Coach House Press, 1994), an experimental-poetic research, that emphasises the principles of transponation and spatial arrangement of a verse. This book was nominated as the УBest literary debut in CanadaФ at the Gerald Lampert Award (1994). His poetry works are regularly published in various literary magazines and miscellanies in Canada and the USA, among them are the following: Sin Over Tan (1994), One Cent (1994), Chicago Review (1995), Torgue (1995), Essex (1997), Rampike (1997), Open Letter (1998), Sulfur (1999), Queen Street: Quarterly (1999) and many others. His poetry and sound poetry productions, and also fiction were published in a number of anthologies in the USA and Canada, including such as: The Last Word: An Insomniac Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Poetry (Toronto: Insomniac Press, 1995), Blues and True Concussions: Six New Toronto Poets (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 1996), Imagining Language: An Anthology (Boston: MIT Press, 1998), Carnivocal: A Celebration of Sound Poetry (Red Deer: Red Deer Press, 1999), Imaginary Numbers: An Anthology Of Marvelous Mathematical Stories, Diversions, Poems, and Musings (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1999). Bök participated in numerous series, actions, readings, colloquia, and conferences in various cities in Canada (Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver and others), USA (New York, Buffalo, Boston and others), including such as The EWG Poetry Series (Ottawa, 1991), The Mental Reading Series (Toronto, 1992), The Spoken Word Festival (Toronto, 1994), The Kootenay Reading Series (Vancouver, 1995), The Carleton Reading Series (Ottawa, 1996), The Eye Rhymes Conference (Edmonton, 1997), The Boston Alternative Poetry Conference (Boston, 1998), Apex Art Reading Series (New York, 2000), etc., conducted performances on the CBC Radio, CIUT Radio (Toronto). He presented his visual and object poetry productions at artistic exhibitions in Canada and abroad, at such as A-Space (Toronto), Edmonton Gallery (Edmonton), Corner Shop Gallery (Buffalo), etc. He is very active in the academic field Ц in 1998 he received his doctorate degree in Philology, the subject of the dissertation was Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science (York University, Toronto); the dissertation is being prepared for publishing in the Northwestern University Press. Bök is the author of a number of theoretical articles dedicated to the issues of contemporary literature, and also of a great number of reviews, critical articles. He is the editor (jointly with D. Wershler-Henry) of the topical issue Millenial Pataphysics (Toronto: Open Letter, 1996), of the following books: Organon (M. Remski, Toronto: Coach House Books, 1993), The Tapeworm Foundry (D. Wershler-Henry, Toronto: House of Anansi, 2000). He is a laureate of various prizes and rewards in the literary and academic areas. Christian Bök lives and works in Toronto (Ontario, Canada).



УMotorized RazorsФ
(fragment from УThe Cyborg OperaФ) (0Т55Ф)

УUbu HubbubФ (0Т38Ф)

Written and performed
by Christian Bok.
Published: У
Ubu HubbubФ
(Toronto: CrO2 Press, 1995),
УBlues and true Concussions:
Six New Toronto Poets
(Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 1996).
© 1995 Christian Bok, Toronto.

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