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EVERYBODY'S MARTYROLOGY !!!
bpNichol's Comox Avenue and Imperfection Martyrologies
Here it is, folks, released by ECW Press this month, my 7-year re-reading of all 9 volumes of bpNichol's 'life-long' poem, The Martyrology. As the back-cover blurb says, The Martyrology is one of the five longest canonical poems in English. A poem that ponders with both depth and humour the inevitable extinction of the human species, The Martyrology is also quite possibly the world's most intellectually adventurous and formally various eco-poem. My book about it is rather long too -- I am grateful that it did not itself become a life-long work. But it did keep me away from this blog for much of the last few years. If anyone missed me here, this book is my apology.