Robin Blaser

By (author): Brian Fawcett, Stan Persky

Divided into two parts, Robin Blaser consists of two essays by people who knew Blaser intimately, as a life-long friend, a mentor, and intellectual influence. In part one, award-winning author Stan Persky offers a cohesive guide to reading Robin Blaser’s poetry and the ways in which Blaser’s work was “an attempted rescue or defense of poetry”. In part two, Brian Fawcett discusses how Blaser inspired and guided him in his formative years as a writer at the newly-opened Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. From the authors’ recollections, we are given a glimpse into the personal and professional relationships that developed between Persky, Fawcett, Robin Blaser, Jack Spicer, and many of the other poets associated with the “San Francisco renaissance” and the New American Poetry. At once a memoir and a reader, Robin Blaser is also an illustrated account of the remarkable life of the poet, with dozens of previously unpublished photographs included. In 2007, Robin Blaser was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize. Robin Blaser celebrates the poet, the academic, and the person. Blaser died in spring 2009.

AUTHOR

Brian Fawcett

Brian Fawcett is a political writer with a sense of humour and a serious discomfort with conventional modes of thinking and writing. He lives in Toronto and is a founding editor of www.dooneyscafe.com.

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Stan Persky

Stan Persky is a writer, commentator on the media, and a professor of philosophy at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Originally from Chicago, he settled in Vancouver after a tour as a merchant marine. He is the author of twenty-one books, which include At the Lenin Shipyard: Poland and the Rise of the Solidarity Trade Union; Buddy’s: Meditations on Desire; Then We Take Berlin: Stories from the Other Side of Europe; and Topic Sentence: A Writer’s Education. He has won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize of the BC Book Prizes (2006) and was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in 2010.

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Divided into two parts, Robin Blaser consists of two essays by people who knew Blaser intimately, as a life-long friend, a mentor, and intellectual influence. In part one, award-winning author Stan Persky offers a cohesive guide to reading Robin Blaser’s poetry and the ways in which Blaser’s work was “an attempted rescue or defense of poetry”. In part two, Brian Fawcett discusses how Blaser inspired and guided him in his formative years as a writer at the newly-opened Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. From the authors’ recollections, we are given a glimpse into the personal and professional relationships that developed between Persky, Fawcett, Robin Blaser, Jack Spicer, and many of the other poets associated with the “San Francisco renaissance” and the New American Poetry. At once a memoir and a reader, Robin Blaser is also an illustrated account of the remarkable life of the poet, with dozens of previously unpublished photographs included. In 2007, Robin Blaser was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize. Robin Blaser celebrates the poet, the academic, and the person. Blaser died in spring 2009.

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Dimensions:

128 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 0.3in
0.177lb

Published:

June 15, 2010

City of Publication:

Vancouver

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

New Star Books

ISBN:

9781554200528

Book Subjects:

LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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