Seven Pages Missing: Selected and Ungathered Work, 1968-2000

Seven Pages Missing: Selected and Ungathered Work, 1968-2000

by Steve McCaffery
     
 

In two massive volumes, Steve McCaffery, Canada's most challenging, experimental and innovative poet/critic amasses the best of his previously published and ungathered work.

From the early concrete and visual poems of Broken Mandala and Transitions to the Beast to the Ludwig Wittgenstein-inspired philosophical investigations of EVOBA, from

Overview

In two massive volumes, Steve McCaffery, Canada's most challenging, experimental and innovative poet/critic amasses the best of his previously published and ungathered work.

From the early concrete and visual poems of Broken Mandala and Transitions to the Beast to the Ludwig Wittgenstein-inspired philosophical investigations of EVOBA, from the innovative novel Panopticon to the Governor General's Award-nominated Theory of Sediment and the recent The Cheat of Words, this comprehensive edition covers all phases of McCaffery's vast and heterogeneous poetic oeuvre. Many works that have previously only been available in small, privately circulated editions, such as Shifters and Every Way Oakly, are available in perfect-bound form here for the first time.

Volume 2, following in the wake of the extraordinarily successful first volume, collects the best of McCaffery's ungathered work. Along with selections from his concrete and visual poetry, this book contains sound poem and performance scores, excerpts from early chapbooks, 'pataphysical essays and sections of the often-discussed but rarely seen text The Abstract Ruin. For new readers and long-time fans of McCaffery alike, Volume 2 of Seven Pages Missing is essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552450512
Publisher:
Coach House Books
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Steve McCaffery is author of fifteen books of poetry and one novel Panopticon. He has twice received the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative American Poetry in 1993-94 and 1994-95. Theory of Sediment was nominated for the Governor General's Award in 1992 and The Black Debt was short-listed for the 1990 Before Columbus Award. In 1973 he co-founded with the late bp Nichol the Toronto Research Group and edited Rational Geomancy the collected in North of Intention: Critical Writings 1973-1986 (1986). He has performed his poetry world-wide and his work has been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Hungarian. He teaches poetics, critical theory, and contemporary literature.

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