GMB Chomichuk (of Alchemical Press) remixes Ex Machina as an endless chapbook: http://comicalchemy.blogspot.com/2010/06/doompilot-mobilis.html The comic loops — the physical book is a single page, double-sided, and you keep turning the book over and over as you read.
Theodoros Chiotis reviews Ex Machina (click the quote for the full review) in Hand + Star: Jonathan Ball is preoccupied not so much with the process of writing poetry as with the production of textuality in the age of information surplus. The evolutionary concepts implicit in Ball’s collection emphasize the fact that every single person […]
The Winnipeg Free Press reviewed Ex Machina. That’s the news! Headlines don’t lie, people!
Lauri Fuhr kindly mentioned Ex Machina in her year-end round-up of the year in Calgary books: Former dandelion Magazine editor, filmmaker, teacher and poet Jonathan Ball recently retreated to Winnipeg. What a loss of great talent. We’ll miss Ball, but at least he left us with a nice parting gift, his very unique long poem […]
The first “review” of my book Ex Machina is in: it’s a “review” (with quotation marks) because it came to me as a text message from a friend: The book is playful, like a robot batting about a kitten. (David Navratil) I couldn’t ask for more.