Recovery of the Public World: Essays on Poetics in Honour of Robin Blaser

Recovery of the Public World: Essays on Poetics in Honour of Robin Blaser

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ISBN-13: 9780889223882
Publisher: Talonbooks, Limited
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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Charles Watts
Charles Watts was curator of Special Collections in Simon Fraser University’s library from 1980-1997. A man of rare enthusiasm and energy, he is credited with having built SFU’s contemporary literature collection into one of the best on the continent. In 1995, he and Edward Byrne organised a conference in honour of Robin Blaser and later edited a collection of essays under the same title The Recovery of the Public World (Talonbooks 1998). He published one book of his own poetry, Bread and Wine (Tantrum 1987).

Edward Byrne
Edward Byrne is currently a Director of the Trade Union Research Bureau in Vancouver, and is a member of the Kootenay School of Writing Collective. He is the author of Aporia (1989) and Beautiful Lies (1995). Edward Byrne is the co-editor of The Recovery of the Public World: Essays on Poetics in Honour of Robin Blaser (1999).

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