The Goldberg Variations

By (author): Clint Burnham

The Goldberg Variations takes as its organizing principle the idea of contingency – the world thrown into Being that the poet encounters – and variation, or Bach’s looping, recombinant system, as a way to turn into verse what shows up in the Notes app – with all the affordances of certain line lengths, the overheard, pop culture, jargon, slang and invective, tree talk, the political and the beautiful, and organizes that raw material, that “language”, into the building blocks of the poem – sonnets and columns, words big and small, short and long, the clusterfuck of 2020 and before and since, desire and lack and maybe luck, good or bad.


AUTHOR

Clint Burnham

Clint Burnham’s most recent book is a new novel from Arsenal Pulp Press, ‘Smokeshow’. Burnham is also the author of ‘The Jamesonian Unconscious: The Aesthetics of Marxist Theory’, ‘Fatal Femmes: the poetry of Lynne Crosbie’, two collections of poetry, ‘Be Labour Reading’ and ‘Buddyland’, and numerous chapbooks. A new book of poetry is forthcoming from Anvil Press in 2007. Clint has served on the editorial collective of ‘Fuse’ magazine, was a contributing editor for ‘Paragraph’, and is currently on the editorial collective of ‘Boo’.

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Dimensions:

88 Pages
5.5in * 8.5in * 0.25in
0.15kg

Published:

April 11, 2024

City of Publication:

Vancouver

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

New Star Books

ISBN:

9781554202096

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

Language:

eng

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