Steven Ross Smith reading from Emanations: fluttertongue 6 at the Fall 2015 Launch

49th Shelf Most Anticipated 2015 Fall Poetry Selection

Steven Ross Smith is one of Canada’s preeminent sound poets. He is also one of the few poets in Canada currently engaged in writing a life-poem (a long poem that encompasses a life)—Emanations is the sixth chapter of that project.

Smith bends, confuses, and disintegrates the fundamental premises of poetic and fictive creation-working language, narrative, and meaning like sculptural material. Emanations: fluttertongue 6 marks Smith’s return to verse form, while being a further engagement with composition by sound and its visual placement on the page.