|Bio Notes & Publications
Born in Winnipeg, Darren Wershler-Henry lives and works as a writer
critic in Toronto. His first book of concrete and visual
NICHOLODEON: a book of lowerglyphs, was the first book printed
by the new Coach House Books
in 1997, and is now in its second edition.
NICHOLODEONLINE, the e-book version
of NICHOLODEON, is located at the
second book of poetry, the tapeworm foundry andor the dangerous
of imagination, a strange loop of poetic propositions and
conceptual art, was published by the House of Anansi Press
Wershler-Henry has been an active member of the small
press since 1989,
editing and contributing to zines such as n-1,
SinOverTan, Virus 23, and
TORQUE, a bimonthly magazine of concrete and
experimental poetry. His essays
on theory and pop culture have appeared
in books and periodicals including
Contemporary Verse 2, Gone to
Croatan: Origins of American Dropout Culture,
Grain, Open Letter,
Postmodern Apocalypse: Theory and Culture at the End,
Quarry, Quill & Quire, Rampike, Semiotext(e) Canada(s),
and West Coast Line.
An active contributor to online culture since
1990, when he bought his first
modem, Wershler-Henry co-authored the
infamous Virus 23 Meme with Christian
B, and posted it on Andy Hawks'
FutureCulture mailing list in 1993.
Douglas Rushkoff's book Media
Virus: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture (Ballantine
takes its structure from and bases much of its argument on
incident; Rushkoff writes that the philosophy behind the Virus 23
presents "the most subversive opinions that a person can hold
Wershler-Henry is currently writing his doctoral
dissertation at York
University on the relationship between the
typewriter and the poetics of
dictation in postmodern poetry.
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"We have always made
mistakes, but the greatest
mistakes are the poems we have written."