bill bissett poetry reading

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Direct from Mattawa! Join us for an online performance by the brilliant and wonderful poet and artist bill bissett!  

On Zoom: 15 august 2021 /  8pm atlantic /    7pm 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 reading is dedicated to our dear friend Tom Young who went to spirit on 1 February 2021 and remains with us always.

To register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuceCuqjsoGtAD9zI0GMmxKi0IHKZ117i_

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More about bill: bill bissett:    born on lunaria was on th first childrns shuttul out uv that trubuld planet as all th oxygen had suddnlee dsapeerd  gone  i was brout in2 erth born from an erthling mothr  17 moovd 2 vancouvr from halifax  85 moovd part time 2 london writr in residens western universitee    joind luddites altrnativ rock band from 86-91 moovd 2 toronto part time with vancouver n lac la hache n 2007 moovd full time toronto  record vocals with pete dako composr n mewsishan latest cds  s t a r s  n th ride  both n othrs on bandcamp  latest book  b r e t h / th treez uv lunaria from talonbooks selektid rare n nu pomes 1957-2019  from talonbooks  next book from talonbooks  its th sailors life / still in treetment  fall 2022 relees n fall 2021 from universitee uv calgary press  i want to tell you love  with milton acorn  also a paintr n drawer latest drawings in th book  lip  by franco cortese from penteract press n bin a director n sec tresurer uv th secret handshake sins 2006

This event is made possible with financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.