Was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, and raised
on a farm near there. He is the author of 15 books, and the
editor of 3 collections, his latest titles including passwords,
a postmodern journal, and Irene, a long poem about
his mother's death. He teaches at St. John's College in Manitoba.
He thinks Portugal is where, when you are a poet and you die,
you go to heaven.
Erín Moure (or Eirin Moure, or Erin Mouré)
born in Calgary, Canada, in 1955 and has lived in Montréal since
1985, where she works as a translator. Since her first book, Empire, York Street,
in 1979, she has published ten books of poetry, one of selected poems,
one chapbook, and several books and chapbooks of translation from
French, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician into English, including her Sheep's Vigil by a Fervent Person: A transelation of Alberto Caeiro/ Fernando Pessoa's O Guardador de Rebanhos (Anansi, 2001), a finalist for the Griffin Prize and the City of Toronto Book Prize. Her most recent book of poems is O Cidadán
(Anansi, 2002: finalist for the Governor General's Award for poetry)
and her most recent translation is a chapbook selected from m-Talá by the Galician poet Chus Pato, which originally appeared in Galician from Xerais in Vigo, in 2000. Moure's Little Theatres
will appear from Anansi in Toronto in 2005, and she is currently
working on a book of poems in English rooted in and traversing the
medieval Galician-Portuguese cantigas, entitled O Cadoiro.
was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, in 1939, and grew up in the
Kootenay region of British Columbia. He studied music and English
literature at the University of British Columbia in the early 1960s,
where he was one of the founding editors of Tish. He did
graduate work in literature and linguistics at the University of New
Mexico in Albuquerque and at the State University of New York in
Buffalo. He was the founding coordinator of the writing program at
David Thompson University Centre and he taught in the Professional
Writing Program at Selkirk College and for the Kootenay School of
Writing in Nelson and Vancouver. He now teaches at the University of
Calgary. He has edited a number of literary magazines, such as Open Letter, West Coast Line and SwiftCurrent, an electronic journal. He is the author of many books, including Lardeau (1965), Mountain (1967), Among (1972), Tree (1972), Pictograms from the Interior of B.C. (1975), Breathing My Name with a Sigh (1978), Loki Is Buried at Smoky Creek: Selected Poems (1980), Grasp The Sparrow's Tail (1982), Waiting for Saskatchewan (1985, Governor-General Award for Poetry), Music at the Heart of Thinking (1987), Rooftops ( 1987), Limestone Lakes Utaniki (1989), So Far (1991), Alley Alley Home Free (1992) and Diamond Grill (1996, Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Fiction).
born in Luanshya, Zambia in 1956. She has double nationality
(British and Canadian) and presently lives in Toronto. She
is the author of nine books of poems, including Marine
Snow (1996), The Tongue Moves Talk (1997), Fit
to Print (1998, in collaboration with Alan Halsey), and
most recently At Issue (2001).
Lived in Vancouver for twenty-odd years,
where she participated in the continuing utopian experiment called The
Kootenay School of Writing. She has recently moved to Paris. Her books
of poetry include XEclogue, Debbie: An Epic, and The Weather ( New Star Books/ Reality Street Editions). Just out from Clear Cut Press is Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture, a linked series of essays on cities, architecture and ornament. A chapbook, Rousseau's Boat, is forthcoming from Nomados.
Was born in Montréal in 1943. Poet, novelist and essayist,
twice winner of the Governor Prize for her poetry, Nicole Brossard has
published more than thirty books since 1965. Many among those books
have been translated into English, such as the following: Mauve
Desert, The Aerial Letter, Picture Theory, Lovhers, Baroque at Dawn,
The Blue Books, Installations, Museum of Bone and Water and more recently Intimate Journal and Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon. She has cofounded and codirected the literary magazine La Barre du Jour (1965-1975), has codirected the film Some American Feminists (1976) and coedited the well acclaimed Anthologie de la poésie des femmes au Québec, first published in 1991 then in 2003. She
has also won le Grand Prix de Poésie du Festival international de
Trois-Rivières in 1989 and in 1999. In 1991, she was attributed le Prix
Athanase-David (the highest literary recognition in Québec).
is a member of l’Académie des lettres du Québec. She won the W.O.
Mitchell 2003 Prize and in 2006, she was attributed the prestigious
Molson Prize of the Canada Council of Arts and was elected as a member
of the Royal Society of Canada.
work has been widely translated into English and Spanish and her books
are also available in German, Italian, Japanese, Slovenian, Romanian
and in Catalan. Guernica editions recently published a book of essays
(edited by Louise Forsyth) on her work.
Nicole Brossard writes and lives in Montréal.
Born in Denver, Colorado, 1925, holds dual citizenship in
Canada and the U.S.A. Out of the "San Francisco Renaissance",
he is often associated with the poets Jack Spicer and Robert
Duncan. The Holy Forest, a collected poems, "Foreword"
by Robert Creeley, was published in 1993. The Recovery
of the Public World: A Conference and Festival in Honour of
Robin Blaser, his Poetry and Poetics was held in 1995.
The papers of this Conference were published in 1999. Recent
work includes "Great Companion: Dante Alighieri"
the keynote address for an international conference, "La
presenza di Dante nella poesia contemporanea nordamericana,"
Pescara-Torre de' Passeri,1997, and the libretto for Sir Harrison
Birtwistle's opera, The Last Supper, which premièred
at the Berlin Staatsoper in April, 2000, opened in a new production
at Clyndebourne, October, 2000, and has been touring in England
Was born in Sheffield, England in 1947. He is the author of sixteen
books of poetry, most recently Seven Pages Missing: Selected
Texts 1969-1999, and one novel, Panopticon. In
1973 he co-founded with the late bp Nichol The Toronto Research
Group and edited Rational Geomancy the collected research
reports of the group (Talonbooks, 1992). His critical writings
are gathered in North of Intention: Critical Writings 1973-1986
(1986) and Prior to Meaning: The Protosemantic and Poetics
(2001). He teaches poetics, critical theory, and contemporary
literature at York University, Toronto.
Steven Ross Smith
to bend, confuse and disintegrate that which is most popularly
straightened, clarified and constructed in general poetic and fictive
practice - language, narrativity and meaning. A fiction writer, poet
and sound poet, he endeavours to work against convention, especially
his own. He has published eight books, including fluttertongue book 2, The Book of Emmett, Lures, and Reading My Father's Book. He also appears on various CDs and audiocassettes.