A Natural History of Southwestern Ontario has been published serially since the late seventies and was collected in book form for the first time last year by ECW Press; the time, now, has come for the emergence of an audio version. Created by Steve Venright, this two-and-a-half-hour-long sonic interpretation consists of over five hundred original recordings, made at locations specific to the text and woven into a reading of the entire four-book poem by the author. Venright takes Dewdney's masterpiece to a new realm of experience to create one of the most ambitious soundscapes ever made, a hyperlucid, sometimes hallucinatory exploration that spans several geological eras of the geography and countless creatures of Southwestern Ontario. Primal, erotic, cerebral and exalted, A Natural History of Southwestern Ontario will envelop you in the visionary landscape of Canada's most adventurous poet.
Buy A Natural History of Southwestern Ontario book by Christopher Dewdney from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(120mm x 133mm x 10mm)
Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Country of Publication:
Author Biography - Christopher Dewdney
Christopher Dewdney has published twelve books of poetry, including Predators of Adoration, Radiant Inventory and The Immaculate Perception, all of which were nominated for Governor General's Awards. Previous Coach House titles include his elusive first book, Golders Green, as well as A Palaeozoic Geology of London, Ontario; Fovea Centralis and Alter Sublime. His most recent book of non-fiction, Acquainted with the Night, was published in 2005 by HarperCollins. Steve Venright is the author of four books of poetry in prose, including Straunge Wunder (Coach House, 1996) and Spiral Agitator (Coach House, 2000). His chapbooks include The Sleepy Turbine (LyricalMyrical, 2003) and The Illustrated Venright English Dictionary (BookThug, 2004). He has also published extensively in various magazines and anthologies, or as broadsides, postcards and booklets produced by assorted small presses. Through his Torpor Vigil Industries CD label he has released several unique recordings, including Songs of Elsewhere by Samuel Andreyev and The Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregor: More Outrageous Recordings of the World's Most Renowned Sleeptalker. Steve was born in the fictional land of Sarnia and now resides in a large consensual reality domain called Toronto, Ontario.