th book Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889229808
Pages: 176
Pub. Date: April 12 2016
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Poetry / POE011000

  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Race & Ethnic Relations
  • POETRY / Canadian
  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • DRAMA / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
  • POETRY / Ancient & Classical
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting

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th book

By bill bissett

New poems from Canada’s shaman of sound and performance poetry, bill bissett.

bissett’s innovations in sound poetry, have shaped poetry, music, painting, and publishing and stimulated, provoked, influenced, shocked, and delighted audiences for half a century. In this new collection of concrete poems, bissett writes “poemes uv greef transisyun n sumtimes joy byond binaree constraints if evreething goez what is aneething accepting nihilism lettr texting as an approach 2 heeling sorrow denial.

Reviews for ths is erth thees ar peopul
“His poetry addresses the limitless discussion of the boundaries between the personal and the political.”– National Post

Reviews for hungree throat
“An interesting and intriguing reading/viewing of the struggles of coming to terms with, and visualizing, a tumultuous world and ‘how we feel abt unsirtintee.’ ”
Canadian Literature

“bill bissett, still relevant to younger audiences, balances multiple platforms, different genres, different ways of being, corporal, ephemeral, healthy, unhealthy, solvent and stuck, of sound and unsound mind. th book is a catalogue of prescriptions for getting through the pain, and this time more than before he doesn’t flinch at the details. … the art of reading bill is quite simple and very rewarding. He paints with words and music, orchestrating the apparent randomness of creation with an ironic intelligence that leaps just as high off the page as it does on stage. … We are lines that intersect and interact. In [bissett’s] perfect world, there are no degrees of separation as we move in and out, interact, love and accept one another.”
Pacific Rim Review of Books