The Moosehead Anthology X: Future Welcome

The Moosehead Anthology X: Future Welcome

by Todd Swift
     
 

Future Welcome: The Moosehead Anthology X. I like anniversaries.... Immediately I thought of fifty years before: 1955, the last year as mind-blowing and strange. This, in turn, led me to play with the experiment idea, the X-Files aspect: I wanted poems and prose both of our moment, and yet imbued with the same sense of retro-kitsch that popularly

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Future Welcome: The Moosehead Anthology X. I like anniversaries.... Immediately I thought of fifty years before: 1955, the last year as mind-blowing and strange. This, in turn, led me to play with the experiment idea, the X-Files aspect: I wanted poems and prose both of our moment, and yet imbued with the same sense of retro-kitsch that popularly defines the 50sñworks about the future, robots, space travel, technology, and sci-fi terror. I wanted freshness in terms of subject matter and expression, disregard for diction and social mores, a fascination with the new, the weird, and the innovative, just for the hell of it, the best writers, Canadian and otherwise, intent on capturing the imagination, unconcerned by conventional literary success, making a difference. Future Welcome is, in a nutshell, ultra-new writing for the 21st century with all the queer, geeky, subversive brio such a movie-poster phrase, retrofitted for our purposes, suggests.
-Todd Swift, from the Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897190067
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Moosehead Anthology Series, #10
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Todd Swift was born in Montreal on Good Friday, 1966. He is the author or editor of seven books of poetry. During his college years he was a champion debater, and upon graduation wrote many hours of TV. In 1997 he was given the Young Quebecer of the Year Award in the Arts and Education category, for his poetry projects. From 1998-2001 he was Visiting Lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, specializing in courses on poetry and film. In late 2001 he moved to Paris where he lived and wrote for two years. His work has appeared on stage and radio in many countries. He has been poetry editor of nthposition.com since 2002. In 2003 he was editorial coordinator for Poets Against The War. He has reviewed for Books in Canada, Poetry London, and The Dubliner, among others. He lives in London, England, with his wife.

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