Assdeep in Wonder is a collection of heartbreaking and hilarious poems by “Canada’s answer to Billy Collins.” Raw and immediate, Gudgeon explores themes of addiction, sexuality, loss, love, and wonder in equal measures. In simple love poems like “Let’s start small, my darling,” everyday anthems like “Future Tops of America, and visionary dreams like “The Revelations of Donald Trump,” Gudgeon tackles the tyranny of identity, the mystery of desire, the strictures of gender and the absurdity of homophobia in a style that’s hypnotic and highly accessible.
Praise for Assdeep in Wonder:
“Christopher Gudgeon has writtn a genius marvel uv a book- epic intimate reel peopul in ventiv peopul in reel nd dreeming land n mindscapes . . .”
bill bissett, poet and recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award
“In wayward sonnets and Whitmanesque free-verse monologues, Christopher Gudgeon wields a blowtorch to highlight and rhapsodize our punked-out, pixellated, polyamorous world. . . Choose your poison.”
John Barton, author of Polari and For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems