Roles in Archive: Artist
The experimental poet Christian Bök has contributed to the advancement of written poetry, sound poetry, and poetry criticism. His most famous work, Eunoia (2002), winner of the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize, is comprised of five chapters, each of which uses just a single vowel. Bök took seven years to write Eunoia, during which time he read the dictionary five times. Bök is renowned for his sound poetry, which includes both his own written work and an adapted version of Kurt Schwitters’s “Ursonate.” Bök has created artificial languages for two television shows: Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley’s Amazon. His Conceptual artworks (which include books built out of Rubik cubes and Lego bricks) have been exhibited at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York.