Roger Farr

Roger Farr

Described as "a poet of great heart and aesthetic/political commitment", Roger Farr is the author Surplus (2006), Means (2012), and IKMQ (2012), a finalist for the BC Book Prize in Poetry in 2013. His most recent book is I Am a City Still But Soon I Shan't Be (2019). After Villon is forthcoming in April of 2022.

A former member of the artist-run Kootenay School of Writing collective, his critical writing on avant-garde poetics and radical social movements has appeared in Anarchist Studies, Armed Cell, Fifth Estate, Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, The Poetic Front, West Coast Line, and XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics. He edited the three-volume anthology Open Text: Canadian Poetry and Poetics in the 21st Century (2008-2013), and was Critical Editor for Alice Becker-Ho's The Essence of Jargon: Argot & the Language of the Dangerous Classes (2015).

Currently he is editing The Amourous Comrade, a collection of writing on anarchist sexual politics by É. Armand. A book of variations based on the writing of 15th century poet François Villon is also forthcoming. He is Convener of Creative Writing at Capilano University in Vancouver.

Books by Roger Farr

IKMQ by Roger Farr I Am a City Still But Soon I Shan't Be by Roger Farr After Villon by Roger Farr