ENG 356: Contemporary Canadian Poetry
Lionel Kearns lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Over the last forty years his poems, stories and essays have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. He is the author of six books. The first edition of Convergences was published in 1984 by the Coach House Press, Toronto.
1. POET: Any of his six books.
2. MULTIMEDIA and POETRY: Convergences
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On Lionel Kearns:
http://vispo.com/kearns "On Lionel Kearns"
"On Lionel Kearns" is a look back at a forward-looking poet. It explores the sixties-through-eighties pioneering work of proto-digital Vancouver poet Lionel Kearns. Kearns' work in text, visual poems, and animated poetry videos is combined with Andrews' interactive visual programming; the result crosses borders between the digital poem, the documentary, and the essay, and re-programs the literary hypertext of net.art. "On Lionel Kearns" is an introduction to the work of a poet who presents a larger vision of what it means to write and be a poet than was widely accepted or understood when the work was originally published. Kearns practiced and wrote about the sort of poly-artistic, variously-mediated poetics we see developing in the digital domain, and he wrote about computers and poetry in parables of insight. He looks forward from the sixties into the present and, past the present, into the future.
Lianne Moyse. "Dialoguing the Monologue of History and Lyric: Lionel
Manina Jones. "Log Entries: Exploring Discursive Space in Lionel
Williams, Grant. "Reading against Consumption: Metafiction in Lionel Kearns'
Convergences." Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews. 28 (1991): 40-53.