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Posted: Wednesday January 13, 2016
Clint Burnham
[Clint Burnham]

Clint Burnham (Photo by Lincoln Clarkes)

Clint Burnham is widely published as a critical theorist, poet, and author of books on digital culture. He is the author of book-length studies of Steve McCaffery and Fredric Jameson, a novel titled Smoke Show (2005), and several books of poetry, including The Benjamin Sonnets (2009). His most recent critical book is The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing (2012). His most recent art writing includes a catalogue essay on Canadian photographer Kelly Wood; an essay on Edward Burtynsky is in the forthcoming Petrocultures collection from McGill-Queens. During a residency at the Urban Subjects Collective in Vienna in 2014–15, he wrote books on Slavoj Žižek and digital culture, and on Fredric Jameson and Wolf of Wall Street.

Burnham is an associate member of the SFU Department of Geography and a member of SFU’s Centre for Global Political Economy. He is a founding member of the Vancouver Lacan Salon.

LATEST Clint Burnham NEWS

April 2018 : Four Talon titles nominated for ReLit Awards!

August 2017 : Talon poets in Contemporary Verse 2: Convergence

July 2016 : Tonight in New York City, the Poets House Poetry Publication Showcase opens New York City

May 2016 : Listen: Full audio recording of our recent Vancouver launch

April 2016 : Photos from our big launch last night

April 2016 : Two quadruple book launches this week!

April 2016 : Clint Burnham’s first Talon book!

March 2016 : Save the date! April 26 – the Talon Spring 2016 Poetry Launch in Vancouver

March 2016 : Save the date! April 28 – the Talon Spring 2016 Poetry Launch in Calgary

January 2016 : A look at what’s coming this spring

November 2015 : Today! Lunch Poems at SFU (downtown Vancouver) with Jónína Kirton & Clint Burnham


Pound @ Guantánamo

2017 ReLit Award for Poetry (Finalist)


Pound @ Guantánamo

“The twen­ty poems of Pound @ Guan­tá­namo exist in a space both tem­po­ral and geo­graph­ic, as well as vir­tu­al … Originally emerging from the 1980s and 90s small press community in and around Toronto, Burnham’s work since landing west has broadened, connecting to a wide and varied history of language poetry and social engagement … Burnham composes, perhaps, ironically so, poems that wrestle with the notion that more than talking or issuing statements (or writing poems) is enough. There has to be action associated with the speaking, otherwise, what’s the point?”
Arc Poetry Magazine

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