Written by Dennis Lee
Publication Date September 01, 1998
Body Music reveals the remarkable depth and range of Dennis Lee as a poet and thinker.
In eleven ground-breaking essays, Lee explores the experience of body music: the dance of energy from which poems arise. Whether he is discussing rhythm as a form of cosmology, examining children's verse, or probing what it means to worship without belief, his explorations constantly fascinate and entertain.
At a time when literary theory can be highly abstract, Body Music is anchored in a writer's working experience. It opens up dramatic new ways to think about words and the world.
Dennis Lee is the author of more than twenty books, including Civil Elegies, which won the Governor General's Literary Award, and Alligator Pie, the children's classic. Among many other honours, he was Toronto's first poet laureate from 2001 to 2004.