Permugenesis



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Permugenesis


By Christopher Dewdney


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0-88971-113-5
978-0-88971-113-6
Nightwood Editions
5.5 x 6.5 - 42 pages
Paperback - $7.95
1987

"Lovely, scarey, postmodern nature writing"

Review by a reader from Betesda, MD posted at www.amazon.com:

Dewdney's Permugenesis is both an extension and a reworking of the first two sections of his long poem, "A Natural History of Southwestern Ontario." Phrases from the first two books ("Spring Trances in the Control Emerald Night" and "The Cenozoic Asylum") are repeated, though often in mutated form, and get a chance to mate with and breed all sorts of interesting new sentences. Dewdney's prose poems are dreamlike, often hallucinogenic - one often feels he's speaking his own language. If John Ashbery and Annie Dillard had a child - well, I'm not sure that he'd write like Dewdney; but I'm pretty sure the two of them would get along.