About Christopher Dewdney
(with selected poems and writings)

Christopher Dewdney has published over 10 books of poetry, including Predators of Adoration and Radiant Inventory, both of which were nominated for Governor General's Awards. A first prize winner of the CBC Literary Competition, Christopher Dewdney has also received a third Governor General's Award nomination for The Immaculate Perception, a non-fiction book of popular essays about consciousness, language and dreams.
In 1994 McClelland and Stewart published Demon Pond. The Globe and Mail wrote that the poems in Demon Pond "have a haunting, stately quality: they truly suggest the "mystery/of everything" as manifested in the act of love."

?In 1984 (together with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Michael Ondaatje and Tom Waits) he was featured in the internationally acclaimed documentary Poetry in Motion. He is an active figure in the North American literary scene and has been published in Germany, England, China, Spain, India as well as in the US. Recently he has appeared on TVO's IMPRINT,CITY-TV, CBC's Newsworld and Midday, as well as CBC Radio's Morningside and The Arts Tonight.

What the critics say about his work:

"Christopher Dewdney's writing probes the world, lays it bare under the light of a restless intelligence."------The VANCOUVER SUN
"The originality of vision in Dewdney's work is startling." ------The GLOBE AND MAIL
"His insights are beautiful, provocative and haunting."------- The AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW
"Dewdney..takes his readers around the world in eighty words."------ The HARVARD REVIEW

Selected Titles
Title Publisher Country Year
Signal Fires McClelland and Stewart Canada 2000
Last Flesh McClelland and Stewart Canada 1998
Demon Pond McClelland and Stewart Canada 1994
The Secular Grail Somerville House Canada 1993
Concordat Proviso Ascendant The Figures USA 1991
The Radiant Inventory* McClelland and Stewart Canada 1988
The Immaculate Perception Anansi Canada 1986
The Cenozoic Asylum Délires England 1983
Predators of the Adoration (compilation) McClelland and Stewart Canada 1980
Alter Sublime Coach House Press Canada 1980
Spring Trances The Figures U.S.A. 1978
Fovea Centralis Coach House Press Canada 1975
A Palaeozoic Geology Coach House Press Canada 1974
Golders Green Coach House Press Canada 1971
* One of Rik's favorites

Read Christopher's liner notes to the cd CHROMA

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