Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Poetry. "Greg Betts is writing anagrams. Is his project zany? You bet it is"- Christian Bok. Containing 56 paragraph-long perfect anagrams of an original seed-text, Gregory Betts' IF LANGUAGE takes a one-time parlor game to its evolutionary extreme. Each poem is exactly 525 letters. The book asks: what are the limits of individuality within a closed system? Betts explores this question with humor, intellect, and with a manic obsession capable of turning a simple game into this wildly original exploration. "If language is an economy, then Gregory Betts' IF LANGUAGE skips the boom and the bust and revels in the echo" - Derek Beaulieu.
About the Author: Gregory Betts is a poet, editor, essayist, and teacher originally from Vancouver and Toronto. He is the author of If Language (Book Thug 2005), Haikube (2006), as well as seven chapbooks and various bits of ephemera. His first published poem was an anagrammatical translation of a short poem by bpNichol, appearing in the anthology TTbpN2 (1999). Betts' work has consistently troubled individual authorship through such mechanisms as anagrams, collaboration, and response-text writing. His first chapbook, All You Need to Know (House Press 2000), "plundered" poems from Toronto's Yellow Pages. His most recent chapbooks, including The Curse of Canada (above/ground Press 2008) and The Others Raised in Me (Trainwreck Press 2008), "plunder" poems from acknowledged single authors to create new works (see the "plunderverse" manifesto for more). His essays, poems, stories, and manifestos have appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada, the United States, and four other countries.
Title: If Language
Publisher: Book Thug
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Book Thug, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Cover shows minor wear. Pages are clean, text and pictures are intact and unmarred. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001562462
Book Description Book Thug. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2720197234
Book Description BookThug, Toronto, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good +. Second printing. Second printing, 2008. Softcover, 107 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good+ copy, light rubbing and wear to the covers. Bookseller Inventory # s00023135
Book Description BookThug, 2005. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Clean copy, some edge-wear, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 007236
Book Description Book Thug, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110973718161
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