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Who’s Afraid of Orpheus and Eurydice?: Christian Bök’s The Xenotext Book 1

The Xenotext Book 1 is the most substantial installment to date in Christian Bök’s ongoing Xenotext project. Very few books of poetry have been so widely anticipated in the press or so eagerly discussed by their author during composition. More difficult to understand and more difficult to enjoy than Bök’s Eunoia, The Xenotext Book 1 is nonetheless a spectacular read, and will not disappoint confirmed fans of the writer that Steven W. Beattie called “the mad scientist of Canadian poetry.”