Daniel Canty: Wigrum

From Wigrum. La Peuplade, 2011.

Daniel Canty is a Montreal-based writer and film director who works in literature, film, theatre and design, and new media. His first book, Êtres Artificiels (Liber, 1997), is a history of automata in American literature. He has also devised three award-winning collaborative books: Cité selon (2006), on the city; La Table des Matières (2007), on eating; and Le Livre de Chevet (2009), on sleeping. Canty has translated books of poetry by Stephanie Bolster, Erin Moure, Charles Simic, and Michael Ondaatje. Canty also conceives poetic interfaces for the Web and live interaction; in 2013 he built Bruire, an architectural poetry-reciting machine.

 

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