direct from Mattawa! an online performance by the brilliant and wonderful poet and artist bill bissett!
On Zoom: 27 march 2022 ~ 3pm atlantic / 2pm eastern time
bissett is a poet, editor, painter and musician. He has been a leading figure not only on the West Coast cultural scene, but in Canadian culture nationally. He is an experimental, concrete and performance poet, reciting and chanting his own work. “Make no mistake about it”, wrote one Vancouver journalist, “bill bissett’s poetry is political. How much more subversive can you get?” He has been called a “precious and non-renewable cultural resource” and “a one-man civilization”.
This event is dedicated to our dear friend Tom Young who went to spirit on 1 February 2021 and remains with us always.
This reading has been made possible with financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.