Press Coverage of Alice in Plunderland:
“Alice in Plunderland explores the inner depths of an addict’s mind as Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) might experience it. Written to the same structure and tune of Carroll’s original 1865 story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the reader is no longer left to ponder what Underland would be like through the eyes of a desperate junkie. And, as one might expect, following McCaffery’s version of Wonderland is as much of an undertaking and painstakingly difficult as any fiend’s attempt for an easy score when in dire need to use.” —James Bonner for Nomadic Press
“Alice in Plunderland is akin to a breath of fresh air blown upon the Canadian literary landscape. A new, strong, exciting appearance! The book is a gift to the reader. Unwrap this gift page by page.” —John Riddell for amazon.ca
On Illustrating, With Clelia Scala —Open Book Toronto
Beautiful Books: The Journey to Plunderland —All Lit Up
Alice in Plunderland —Collage Books, an initiative of Kolaj Magazine
Author of around 40 books of poetry and criticism published variously in Canada, England, and the United States, McCaffery was a founding member of the sound poetry ensemble The Four Horsemen (with bpNichol of TRG – The Toronto Research Group), and a founding theorist of Language Poetry. He has published three previous titles with BookThug: a revised second edition of Panopticon, The Basho Variations, and Every Way Oakly (homolinguistic translations of Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons), as well as editing the first Canadian edition of Stein’s book of that name. He is the two-time recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing, and was shortlisted twice for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. He lives and teaches in Buffalo, NY, where he is the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the State University at Buffalo.
A mask and puppet maker, sculptor and collage artist, Clelia Scala’s work has appeared on stages and in galleries, shops and television in Canada and the United States. Her work can be found in I Can Say Interpellation by Stephen Cain, also published by BookThug. She lives in St. Catharines, ON.
March 2015 | Fiction
8×5 inches | 160 pages
ePub ISBN 9781771661102
ePDF ISBN 9781771661386