The Illustrated Venright English Dictionary
Illustrations by William Davison and Sherri Lyn Higgins
Ever wondered exactly what ‘berserk’ means? How about ‘komoto’? Or ‘tantrum’? Well, now you can find out with this handy little dictionary from BookThug. With definitions compiled from various sources, Steve Venright demonstrates once again that he is a fine purveyor of reality. Handsomely designed with delicate illustrations also compiled from various sources by the team of Davison and Higgins, this dictionary would make a fine addition to any reference library.
Steve Venright has been called ‘Toronto’s prime purveyor of non-chemically altered states’ (eye Weekly). Through his Torpor Vigil Industries CD label (torporvigil.com) he has released several unique recordings, including Songs of Elsewhere by Samuel Andreyev and The Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregor - More Outrageous Recordings of the World’s Most Renowned Sleeptalker. His photography and visual art has appeared in many books, magazines and newspapers, as well as a few galleries. As founder of Alter Sublime Neurotechnologies (1992-96), he originated the Hallucinatorium, a traveling brain machine sideshow engineered to provoke illegally beautiful images in the minds of its visitors. Other recent books of poetry by Steve Venright include Spiral Agitator (Coach House Books 2000) and The Sleepy Turbine (LyricalMyrical 2003).