Jason Camlot’s fourth full poetry collection, a Kaddish for the post-google age, explores the meaning of ignorance in the face of death—ignorance of how to practice sadness and rituals of mourning, and of how properly to experience longing and loss. Camlot manipulates a wide range of forms to mine the relationship between the most intimate kinds of grief and the impersonal flood of discourse that the world pours upon us.
PRAISE FOR JASON CAMLOT’S PREVIOUS BOOKS
“He is a unique poet, notable for his sheer imagination and ludic exuberance… the poetry seethes with music and brio.” Lee Shedden, Books in Canada
“Nothing would have prepared me (or you either) for the incomparable intelligence, wit and formal virtuosity that distinguishes Attention All Typewriters… the very best collection of poetry published in 2005 in Canada… It is a major achievement.” Alessandro Porco, WORD
“Camlot is a renegade theorist and free-thinker who seems to know that only poetry will be the vessel to best ferry his ideas and concepts, making this offering both a poetic and philosophical coup.” Kane Faucher, Scene Magazine