The Admen Move on Lhasa
Written by Steven Heighton
Publication Date March 01, 1997
Acclaimed fiction writer and poet Steven Heighton confronts our society's growing preference for the virtual — in the media, in our modes of communication, in art, in war — as opposed to the visceral.
In these essays Heighton explores ways of remaining authentically creative and passionately engaged with life in an increasingly artificial world.
STEVEN HEIGHTON is a critically acclaimed novelist and poet. His novels include Afterlands, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and The Shadow Boxer, a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year. His collections of poetry include Stalin’s Carnival, winner of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for Poetry; The Ecstasy of Skeptics, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, poems from which won a gold National Magazine Award and the Petra Kenney Prize; The Address Book; and Patient Frame, poems from which won the P. K. Page Award a National Magazine Award. His fiction and poetry have been translated into nine languages, and have appeared in the London Review of Books, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Agni, Tin House, The Walrus and other publications. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.