Where to begin summarising the work of Christian Bök? He’s a Canadian poet, the author of the bestselling experimental poetry collection Eunoia, a founder of the poetic school of Conceptualism, and most recently, Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. In this interview Christian talks about what it’s been like to move between poetry worlds over the years, where he’s at with his mammoth project The Xenotext, elements of playfulness versus priestliness in poetry, work he’s envious of, and the moon landing.
- The ModPo gang discuss Eunoia
- Erica Baum’s Dog Ear
- For those who want to dig further into the creation of and ideas behind The Xenotext, I recommend Michael Leung’s American Scientist article Poetry for the Apocalypse and the accompanying piece The Making of a Xenotext.