Everyone is CO2

By David James Brock

Everyone is CO2
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David James Brock writes poems to entertain the contemporary pop-cultural intellectual. His subject matter is wide ranging, addressing the things that influence our private mythologies, from television to space exploration, from heavy metal to the epic of Gilgamesh. What distinguishes ... Read more


Overview

David James Brock writes poems to entertain the contemporary pop-cultural intellectual. His subject matter is wide ranging, addressing the things that influence our private mythologies, from television to space exploration, from heavy metal to the epic of Gilgamesh. What distinguishes his work is his knack for compressed narrative, lyrical inventiveness, and surprising detail - he brings together all his experience as a dramatist, lyricist, and genuine fanboy.

David James Brock

David James Brock is a playwright, poet, librettist, and screenwriter. He is a past winner of the Herman Voaden Canadian National Playwriting Competition for his play Wet. Brock is the author of two poetry collections, Everyone is CO2 and Ten-Headed Alien (Wolsak & Wynn). With Scottish Opera, Brock co-created Breath Cycle, a multimedia operatic song cycle developed with cystic fibrosis patients. He co-wrote both the opera and screenplay for Year of the Horse (with Mike Haliechuk) and the script for the film Mother of All Shows (with Melissa D’Agostino). He lives in Toronto.

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"David James Brock?s Everyone is C02 is a fun book of poetry to read. That in and of itself is a feat, and you ought to read it for that reason alone. ... On subsequent readings, you start to discover Brock?s talent, you appreciate his approach to language more and more, and you feel as though you?re in a conversation with him. It?s a great debut from a great poet. Read it. " - (parenthetical)

"David James Brock brings his experience as a dramatist to his poetry ? using succinct narrative and a lyrical style to surprising subject matters that run the gamut of high and low brow, from the epic of Gilgamesh to pop culture. " - All Lit Up

"I thought Everyone is CO2 was whipsmart stuff from start to end. Reading Brock is bit like a carnival you never expected to attend but enjoy thoroughly. Good poetry should make you go places you've yet to travel, it should make you squirm once in a while. Brock's intelligent dander has a take-no-prisoner appeal. " - Michael Dennis Poet

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