Against the Shapeless Present: Review by Scott Thurston.

'Three Bell Zero' by Miles Champion, 68pp, $10.95, Roof Books, Segue Foundation, 303 East 8th Street, New York, NY 10009.

Miles Champion's Three Bell Zero (2000) is his fourth collection of poems after Facture (1999), Compositional Bonbons Placate (1996), and Sore Models (1995). Like these other books, the poems in Three Bell Zero use collage as their predominant means of composition and draw on the work of poets associated with the early phase of North American and Canadian Language Poetry. Whilst these poems wear their influences unabashedly on their sleeves, closer inspection reveals that their very substance is often a collage of phrases taken directly from those influences....

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