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Four characters in search of a discourse: Roger Farr’s IKMQ


Roger Farr’s new book IKMQ is shipping to reviewers and bookstores as we speak, ahead of its July 26 official publication date.

IKMQ, by Roger FarrRoger Farr’s second book follows the antics of four memorable characters, I, K, M, and Q, as they circulate through a sequence of scenarios chosen for them by the author. To do so, Farr has plundered the vernaculars of a wide range of discourses, and has some fun at language’s expense. You can find out quite a bit more about IKMQ, including how to get your very own copy, here.

Roger Farr is the author of one previous book of poetry, Surplus, and the forthcoming Means. He teaches literature at Capilano University in North Vancouver, and lives on Gabriola Island

The book’s cover is by Mark Mushet, and a free copy of IKMQ goes to the first person who can tell us what that machine is. Write to us with the answer at