In Ken Belford's fifth book of poetry he takes us on a journey through Canada's roadless north where he has discovered a third world gaze, looking out at industrialism and its impact on a region abundant in resources and natural beauty. This is an unsentimental and non-reactionary perspective, a deep investigation of the psychology of both the electronic revolution and postmodernism. It is also a collective conversation having to do with the mobile geographies of inequality. The poems are a study in the social cost of privilege and what it means to have access to power, surveillance and identity.
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(140mm x 205mm x 8mm)
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Author Biography - Ken Belford
Ken Belford was born to a farming family near Debolt, Alberta, and grew up in East Vancouver. In the late 1960s, he moved to the Hazelton area of Northwest British Columbia, where he homesteadedwith his wife and daughter. Together they operated a soft paths ecotourism business in the remote, roadless Nass River headwaters at Damdochax Lake. Remarried, he now lives in Prince George British Columbia with his partner, Si, and continues to blend the borders of poetics. Belford has published four previous books of poetry; 'Fireweed, The Post Electric Caveman, Pathways Into the Mountains', and 'ecologue'.