Montreality: B-sides & Rarities
This new chapbook from critic’s pick Stephen Cain, collects rare and previously unreleased material, including lost concrete and sound poems, translations, and studio experiments. Featuring newly discovered recordings from the Torontology sessions, including the little-known Decimation tape, Montreality also gathers material that has only appeared in limited editions or in small press magazines.
Stephen Cain is the author of American Standard/ Canada Dry, a new collection of poetry from Coach House Books. Previous full-length books include Torontology (ECW, 2001) and dyslexicon (Coach House, 1999). His poems have appeared internationally, including in such journals as: Rampike, Open Letter, Jacket (Australia), Matrix, filling station, Essex (U.S.), dANDelion, eye weekly and QSQ. Since 1995 he has operated the micropress Kitsch in Ink, and has published numerous chapbooks and broadsides in the small and micro press communities. Cain’s sound poetry can be heard on the CD Carnivocal (Red Deer, 1999) and he is also recognized as a significant visual poet. Double Helix, a collaborative ‘novel’ written with Jay MillAr will be published this fall by The Mercury Press.