Tom Konyves’ Sleepwalking Among the Camels includes compelling selections from his groundbreaking books No Parking (1978), Poetry in Performance (1982), and Ex Perimeter (1988) as well as a section of exciting new work. A must read for lovers of Canadian Surrealism.
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“Konyves is after large collaborations: between sight and sound, form and content, environment and art, poetry and technology, conception and performance, the audience and poet. Removing words from a linear context is part of Konyves’ war of imagination against rationalism: war against any hard line, political or artistic, which is exclusive or divisive.” —Books in Review
About the Author
Tom Konyves is a poet, video producer, educator, and a pioneer in the field of videopoetry. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he was based in Montreal until 1983, where he was associated with the Vehicule Poets. Konyves’s works include No Parking, Poetry in Performance, Sleepwalking Among the Camels, Ex Perimeter and Perfect Answers to Silent Questions and the surrealist novella OOSOOM. After 15 years of teaching Visual Poetry and Creative Writing, Screenwriting and Journalism, he has retired from the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. He lives in White Rock, BC.