About this item
Ten-Headed Alien draws from sci-fi and poli-sci, prog rock and politics, climate fiction and ancient mythology to create poems that are at once global and personal. The opening sections of the book take the reader on a harrowing sea-to-sky epic, from a drunken plane crash in the BC interior to a ruined picnic on the Rhone. Mythological creatures battle in subway stations, bionic pigeons flee their creators, barflies conjure soulmates, balloon farms exist on the moon and pigs, of course, fly. From Lake Nipissing to the moons of Jupiter, these poems travel around the world (and off it) united by the language of human fragility, and a sense of the body as engineered, temporary and exquisitely sad.
Number of Pages: 93
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: David James Brock
Street Date: April 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-67-2113