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aka bpNichol

By Frank Davey

Reflecting on the career of a prominent poet, this biography focuses on Canadian wordsmith Barrie NicholØ­ore commonly known by his pen name, bpNicholØ·ho was a practicing lay psychoanalyst and vice president of one the largest and long-lasting North American communes for ... Read more

Annihilated Time

By Jeff Derksen

Reading against the grain of global ideological flows, Derksen demonstrates how borders, identities, national literatures, urban territories, built space and the spaces of culture and politics have not simply been eroded by globalization, but how the traditional identity-determined ... Read more

bp: beginnings

By bp Nichol
Edited by Stephen Cain

While bpNichol (1944-1988) has attained iconic status in Canadian literature in recent years, particularly through his lifelong poem The Martyrology and his work in visual and sound poetry, there are numerous early "fugitive" sequences that are often referred to in critical ... Read more

Covenant in Wonder with the World, A

By J. Edward Chamberlin

In this 2010 Grand River Forum Lecture, Ted Chamberlin describes how stories give shape and substance to the things we believe in, from scientific theories and sacred texts to literary tales and philosophical propositions. They promote ideals and identities, and sustain institutions ... Read more

From There: Some Thoughts on Poetry & Place

By Stephen Burt

In his 2015 Garnett Sedgewick lecture, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephen Burt discusses the relation of poetry to time, space and place. He examines the widespread and popular view of contemporary critics who claim that modern lyric poetry is supposed to have a ... Read more

From There: Some Thoughts on Poetry & Place

By Stephen Burt

In his 2015 Garnett Sedgewick lecture, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephen Burt discusses the relation of poetry to time, space and place. He examines the widespread and popular view of contemporary critics who claim that modern lyric poetry is supposed to have a ... Read more