- Gathering berries or information; hunting game, experience, or knowledge; we’re still essentially the children of our earliest ancestors. Stephen Brockwell’s latest collection, Fruitfly Geographic, examines the features of our nomadic trajectories with different lenses: the present moment, the collected or archived past and (im)possible futures. By turns objective, personal, quizzical, and ironic, these poems explore the influence of form on our perceptions. Brockwell takes a lens to geography and history as one might inspect a backyard insect in the afternoon — in doing so, he simultaneously magnifies and distorts our domestic microcosm.
Stephen Brockwell is a Montreal writer living in Ottawa. He is the author of The Wire in Fences and Cometology and the co-editor of the online journal www.poetics.ca.
Published: March 2004
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.