Finding their genesis in the old Blue Notes albums, Barbour’s word-line acrostics delight in playing with breath, sound, and musicality while honouring the great performers of the past.
Released: January 2013
Douglas Barbour, poet, critic, and reviewer, is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Alberta, where he has taught creative writing, poetry, Canadian literature, twentieth century poetry and poetics, and science fiction and fantasy. Books of poetry include Visible Visions: The Selected Poems of Douglas Barbour (NeWest Press 1984), which won Alberta’s Stephan Stephannson Award for poetry, and Story for a Saskatchewan Night (rdc press 1989), Fragmenting Body etc. (NeWest Press 2000), Breath Takes (Wolsak & Wynn 2002), A Flame on the Spanish Stairs (greenboathouse books 2003), and Continuations and Continuations 2, with Sheila E. Murphy (University of Alberta Press 2006 and 2012). He was inaugurated into the City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in 2003 and writes a review blog on SF&F & contemporary poetry: http://eclecticruckus.wordpress.com/
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