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Poetry by Bryan Sentes
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This is an experimentalist, gourmet poetic ‘cook book,’ full of bratwurst, currywurst, “perfect ripe tomatoes, soft white mozzarella in tiny bags like water balloons... lightly-frosted beer”– a mind feast, an epicurean smorgasbord, where, as Peter Dale Scott puts it, “vignettes of a drunken world from Europe to Saskatoon vie with a fine rendition from the Lyra Graeca.”
In 1996, Swedish sculptor Lars Vilks founded the one square kilometre micro-nation Ladonia to protect his piece ‘Nimis’ from demolition by local authorities. Inspired by the same ‘anarchaesthetic’ spirit, Ladonian Magnitudes morphs the topography where poetic imagination meets realpolitik to inaugurate “a change of dimension / not just locale.”
Bryan Sentes is a heroic Pound-Joyce of the Google era. Polyglot, polymath, his imagination leaps in macaronic shifts from language to L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. Vignettes of a drunken world from Europe to Saskatoon vie with a fine rendition from the Lyra Graeca, and far-out explorations of internet virtual space. At his best Sentes is brilliant, and the tone and the range of the whole book, from demotic to encyclopaedic, are a most welcome addition to Canadian letters.”
–Peter Dale Scott
“Fun, erudite, euphonious, and very engaging. A pleasure to read!”
Author Bryan Sentes
Bryan Sentes was born in Regina Saskatchewan. Educated in philosophy, English literature and creative writing, he now teaches literature at Dawson College in Montreal. In 1985, The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild awarded him the writing prize in the poetry division. Author of a number of fine chapbooks, Sentes also wrote Grand Gnostic Central and Other Poems. He is a member of The Quebec Writers Union.
Ladonian Magnitudes, Bryan Sentes, 124 pp., 5 x 8, Poetry, August 2006
ISBN: 978-1-897190-11-1 (paper) . . . $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-897190-10-4 (Bound) . . . $29.95
* This book is “perfect bound” with an add-on hand bound cover, no dust jacket.
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Also by the Author
Grand Gnostic Central, Bryan Sentes, 62 pp., 6x 9, Poetry, August 1998, ISBN: 0-919688-29-2 (paper) . . . $12.95, ISBN: 0-919688-27-6 (Bound) . . . $26.95