ROMANS/SNOWMARE

Cam Scott

  • ISBN-13: 9781927886274
  • PRICE: $17.00

Both a daybook of anti-capitalist ideation and a homoerotic reinvention of the prairie long poem, this unique debut resonates with a love of language and experiment.

Written from within the strictures of the working day, the book’s title poem issues from a practice of daily collage, comprising the first layer of a potentially interminable personal epic. As a lyric counterbalance, a central section follows a punk band throughout dozens of countries connected by and subjugated to capital.

These poems attempt to preserve the superficiality and sincerity of fast-paced social engagement, alluding to the material conditions that permit some people–tourists, artists, musicians–free movement at the expense of others. Playful and meticulously written, ROMANS/SNOWMARE deftly circles the perimeter of the self while drawing the communal inward.

Cam Scott

Cam Scott is a poet, critic, and non-musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty One Territory. His poetry collection, ROMANS/SNOWMARE (ARP), is both a daybook of anti-capitalist ideation and a homoerotic reinvention of the prairie long poem as it resonates with a love of language and experiment. A chapbook, WRESTLERS, was published by Greying Ghost in 2017. His next book The Vanishing Signs will be released by ARP Books in spring 2022.

His most recent musical projects are "Swolowes" and "Cold-catcher," which span free improvisation and field recording as well as electro-acoustic genres. As a critic, his independent research is focused on the politics of twentieth-century literary avant-gardes and their executors. He divides his time between the prairies and Brooklyn, New York.