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Some Lines of Poetry - From the Notebooks of bpNichol

Some Lines of Poetry

From the Notebooks of bpNichol

Edited by Derek Beaulieu & Gregory Betts
By bp Nichol
Categories: Poetry
Paperback : 9781552454909, 112 pages, September 2024
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770568297, 112 pages, September 2024
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770568303, 112 pages, September 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-09-24
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For bpNichol’s 80th birthday, a selection of 80 pieces from his 1980s notebooks, an astounding trove of never-before-seen work.

One of Canada’s most beloved poets, bpNichol (1944–1988), left a huge legacy of poetry, prose, scripts, comics, and playful interrogation of language after his untimely passing in 1988. In celebration of what would have been Nichol’s eightieth birthday, Some Lines of Poetry gathers excerpts from Nichol’s journals across the 1980s to give a unique perspective on craft, process, and a writer’s life. Featuring works in progress, insight into Nichol’s thinking, previously unpublished prose and lyric, visual, and sound poems, Some Lines of Poetry documents Nichol’s “apprenticeship to language” and his playful daily exploration of the limits of writing. 

Lovingly edited by noted poet-scholars Derek Beaulieu and Gregory Betts, who provide an afterword contextualizing Nichol’s practice, Some Lines of Poetry is a map of hidden corners, a guidebook to poetic play, and a tribute to Nichol’s ongoing influence.

"No other writer of our time and place was so diverse, attempted so much, and never lost sight of his intent." – Michael Ondaatje