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Paul Dutton, <i>Sonosyntactics</i> Book Launch

January 28, 2016
6:00 PM EST - 8:00 PM EST
Jorgenson Hall, 14th Floor 380 Victoria Street Ryerson University
Open To
Students, Prospective Students, Public, Alumni, Faculty, Staff
Dale Smith:
Sonosyntactics, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, introduces the reader to over forty-five years of Paul Dutton’s diverse and inventive poetry, ranging from lyrics, prose poems, and visual work to performance texts and scores. Perhaps best known for his acclaimed solo sound performances and his contributions to the iconic sound poetry group The Four Horsemen, Dutton is a surprising, witty, sensitive, and innovative explorer of language and of the human. This volume, edited and introduced by Gary Barwin, gathers a representative selection of his most significant and characteristic poetry together with a generous selection of uncollected new work. Sonosyntactics demonstrates Dutton’s willingness to (re)invent and stretch language and to listen for new possibilities while at the same time engaging with his perennial concerns—love, sex, music, time, thought, humour, the materiality of language, and poetry itself.