David James Brock

playwright, poet, librettist

David James Brock is a Canadian playwright, poet and librettist. Author of poetry collection, Everyone is CO2. Librettist for Scottish pub opera, The Sloans Project. Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

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Reading (Montreal): LitPOP Reading Series

  • The Sparrow 5322 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Montréal, QC Canada (map)

David James Brock will be reading from his debut poetry collection, Everyone is CO2, at the LitPOP Reading Series. Buy the book at the reading or on the Wolsak & Wynn website.


Crafting poems that delight scholars and fanboys alike, David James Brock addresses the things that influence our private mythologies, from television to space exploration, from heavy metal to the epic of Gilgamesh. What distinguishes his work is his knack for condensed narrative, lyrical inventiveness and his use of surprising details. He brings together all his experience as a dramatist and lyricist to mine the zeitgeist and write poems sure to entertain the most discerning pop-cultural intellectual.