Christian Bok is the author of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a 'pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for Best Poetic Debut. 'Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press, 2001. Bok has created artificial languages for Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchleyis Amazon. His conceptual artwork has appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. He currently teaches at the University of Calgary.