Christian Bök 
Author

Poems

Original

Übersetzung

And Sometimes english

Valuvěula english

Ubu Hubbub english

The Doomsday Song english

Motorized Razors english

NOYTA CCCP english

Ten Maps of Sardonic Wit english

Seepferdchen und Flugfische, von Hugo Ball english

Karawane, von Hugo Ball english

Gadji Beri Bimba, von Hugo Ball english

Christian Bök 
Author

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* 10.08.1966, Toronto, Canada
lives in: Alberta, Canada

Christian Bök, born in Toronto, Canada, in 1966, combines language games and entertainment in wonderful ways. His books Chrystallography and Eunoia are poetic experiments in “clear writing” and “fine thinking”, with the latter collection bringing him the renowned Griffin Poetry Prize as well as being Canada’s best-selling poetry book. Bök continues the experimentation of concrete and sound poetry, doing homage to their great figures not only in his own texts but also in performances of classics such as Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate.

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He was also able to indulge his playfulness in his work for two television series for which he invented artificial languages, and in his conceptual art works – his books made of Rubik’s cubes and Lego bricks were most recently on show in the Poetry Plastique exhibition in New York. Bök is also Associate Professor for English Literature at the University of Calgary.

Publications
  • Crystallography

    Coach House Press, 1994/2003

  • Eunoia

    Coach House Books, 2001

  • Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science

    Northwestern University Press, 2001

Links
  • Christian Bök at Purple Blurb, MIT

    Bök reads from the Xenotext

    Website