Tracing the PathsFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889222564 | paperback / softback

$29.95 | 344 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889222564 | Rights: WORLD

Tracing the Paths
Reading = Writing The Martyrology
Edited by Roy Miki

bpNichol’s The Martyrology is one of the most outrageous, challenging, intriguing and accomplished long poems written in Canada. No other poem of its length has raised the major concerns of our time with such urgency and brilliance. Initially recognized by only a few, this luminous continuing work has attracted more and more readers with the appearance of each successive volume—Book 6 the most recent, with more books in process.

Tracing the Paths gathers contributions by a wide spectrum of readers who approach The Martyrology from both diverse and complementary critical paths. Interleaving the collection are comments by bpNichol, and the collection ends with a rich sampling of the next three books of this amazing unfolding work. There is also an introduction by editor Roy Miki, a bibliography of The Martyrology, reproductions of some manuscripts and text by bpNichol, and a chronology of personal and compositional events relevant to The Martyrology.

Tracing the Paths brings together the poet bpNichol and his readers in a collaborate form that is rare—if not unique—in Canadian criticism.

Edited by Roy Miki

Sophie Bienvenu is a Québécois writer. After studying visual communication in Paris, she settled in Quebec in 2001 and quickly established herself as a successful blogger. Et au pire, on se mariera (La Mèche) her first novel, was followed by Chercher Sam (translation forthcoming from Talonbooks, 2019), and Autour d’elle, translated as Around Her by Rhonda Mullins (Talonbooks, 2018). Ceci n’est pas de l’amour (This Is Not Love) was her first poetry collection, published in 2016 by Poètes de brousse. Bienvenu’s writing takes its readers on an emotional journey, an intense exploration of profoundly human characters, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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