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An Idea About My Dead Uncle
A young, mixed-race composer, raised without meaningful connections to his Chinese heritage and struggling with...
Canticles II: MMXIX
Canticles is a lyric-styled epic. This second testament--Canticles II (MMXIX) and the forthcoming Canticles II...
Footprints of Dark Energy
The title poem of this collection takes us on an epic journey across past and...
The Long Bond: Selected and New Poems
The Long Bond is a gathering of the finest work from six books over four...
Itzel I: A Tlatelolco Awakening
The first of a two-part novel, Itzel I tells the story of three disparate characters...
Tacet
Charlotte--a gifted but broken jazz singer--has found security and support under the roof of an...
At the core of the dry and purposeful language of Library Science and the Rules of Archival Practice is an Orwellian impulse that serves as a lens through which to consider what Hannah Arendt famously called “the banality of evil.” The Perfect Archive is a story in verse about an archivist who moves beyond his role as protector and cataloguer of others' work and begins to question the very nature of a “pure and accurate” archive. The role of a government Archivist is to organize and catalogue books, statutes, and memoranda. What happens when these documents are weaponized?

"O, But what shall I tell you? What is there worth being told? The future will be luminous and reckless."
The Perfect Archive

Paul Lisson
2019
The Perfect Archive
Telescope: A Story Cycle
Bewilderness
McLuhan's Canary
Travelling The Lost Highway: Poems 2011 -- 2018
Help Me, Rhonda & Other Stories
Ten Letters to Montaigne
Melba's Wash
Colours to the Chameleon: Canadian Actors on Shakespeare
Mother's Genius
Asylum/ Ransomed: Breaking the Fourth Wall
Gauguin's Moon
Sleepless Nights and Days of Glory