lan(d)guage

Ken Belford

In Ken Belford’s fifth book of poetry he takes us on a journey through Canada’s roadless north where he has discovered a third world gaze, looking out at industrialism and its impact on a region rich in resources and natural beauty. Lan(d)guage is an unsentimental and non-reactionary perspective, a deep investigation of the psychology of both the electronic revolution and postmodernism. It is also a collective conversation having to do with the mobile geographies of inequality. The poems are a study in the social cost of privilege and what it means to have access to power, surveillance and identity.