He's inspired by many of the
people he meets, including Duke Eillington, Andy Warhol,
Willie Mays, Daniel Lanois,
bill bissett, Johnny Weismuller, Jorge Luis Borges,
Gordie Howe, Karl Blau,
Pierre Trudeau, Joe DiMaggio, David Ossman,
Terrence Blanchard, Alex
Colville, and his mother & father.
With Jeff Pew, he co-edited radiant
danse uv being, a poetic portrait of bill bissett
(Nightwood Editions). He's
the author of three full collections of poetry,
10 chapbooks, and one CD.
Rox also explores the poetry
of photography and has mounted art shows
in Toronto, Vancouver, Las
Vegas, Whidbey Island, Anacortes, and Seattle.
He is currently Creative
Director & Editor for NeoPoiesis Press.
Ego To Earthschool by Stephen Roxborough
"Encyclopaedic in scope, seriously playful, uncanny and witty, often very funny, always wise, rarely solemn, seasoned with more than a dash of righteous fury, Roxborough’s luminous poetry (re)makes the world by letting us hear things we thought we knew by heart being spoken for the first time."
Geoff Inverarity, screenwriter
ISBN 978-0-9975021-6-9 162 pages $16.95 5.5"x8.5" perfect bound, paper
much of the material is not in a book or on a screen experience counts for almost all of your grade
you are not your job your job is to learn something your job is to find out who you are where you belong how to get there mistakes are inevitable we encourage you to make a few
your will will be tested in the end you will evaluate & grade yourself most of the big questions have no specific practical answers perhaps there are no right answers
did i mention earthschool isn't fair? but it's like a great fair so have some fun
your experience is all part of the balance of the high-wire juggle & razor's edge sword-swallow the unhappy merry-go-round & the holy-rollercoaster the dream-flight the timeless clock & first steps of the fire walk
your assessment will be re-evaluated by an independent panel & sent telepathically to your subconscious as updates are needed or requested
please enjoy your stay
"Earthschool is filled with great ideas, raving words, freedom rants, jazzy thought-lines, and wonderful word plays."
Sheri-D Wilson, poet
ego to earthschool is a hard look in2 th eyez uv th organ uv us our grasping n controlling wayze obsessd with th frustraysyuns uv turf n th “pill we take to be who we were before we needed the pill” challenging rewarding poignant erthee amayzing book brillyant with langwage n ideas
bill bissett, painter, poet, visionary
"Roxborough works for freedom of thought, elevation of spirit, deeper awareness, and higher consciousness."
Kyle Field(aka Little Wings), singer/songwriter, artist, space/time surfer
"These poems explore the absurdity of 21st century life with insight and humor, managing to be playful while asking the serious questions. A rare book of poetry that entertains from cover to cover."
William Taylor Jr., author of To Break the Heart of the Sun