Karawane, von Hugo Ball
jolifanta bambla o falli bambla
grossiga mpfa habla horem
higo bloiko russula huju
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schampa wulla wussa olobo
hej tata gorem
wulubu ssubudu ulu wassubada
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
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The pieces in “10 Poems” were lifted from the website Lyrikline (http://www.lyrikline.org/en/home/), where audio of all ten pieces can also be found at: http://www.lyrikline.org/en/poems/and-sometimes-10306#.Vz24Y74tLIV
Produced for free distribution as part of “Christian Bök Unbound,” a Calgary celebration of Christian Bök before he relocated to Darwin Australia, May 29, 2016.
Christian Bök is the author of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a ’pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for Best Poetic Debut, and ’Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science (Northwestern University Press, 2001). His book Eunoia won the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize. Bök has created artificial languages for Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley’s Amazon. His conceptual artwork has appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. His latest work is The Xenotext: Book 1 (Coach House Books, 2015). Until this spring, he taught at the University of Calgary.
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