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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