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RUSH

what fukan theory; a study uv language

by bill bissett, edited by Gregory Betts & Derek Beaulieu

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The publication of bill bissett's Rush: what fuckan theory; a study uv language in 1972 firmly ushered Canadian poetics into the postmodern era. Out of print for 40 years – and reissued here complete with an interview with bissett about the book's creation and a critical afterword by derek beaulieu and Gregory Betts – Rush embodies a collagist, multi-conscious approach to art that recognizes no division between the work and the world, the author and his sexuality, his breath, his influences; the theory and the practice. Arguing that "a new line has startid," Rush captures the urgency of a new model of production that resists the closure and mastery of any one mind. It is an elegant rejection of aesthetic ego and all presumptions of authority. Rush: what fuckan theory; a study uv language is a vital, vocal protest against business as usual and the exploitation of the individual from one of Canada's most important avant-garde poets.

About the Authors
bill bissett is a poet, performer and artist who has been called by James Reaney a "one-man civilization.” He divides his time between his studios in Vancouver and Toronto. He has maintained a childlike whimsy all his life.
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Gregory Betts is the director of the Centre for Canadian Studies and an associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Brock University.

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Derek Beaulieu is the author of three books of poetry, and co-editor of Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury, 2005). He has been editor with dANDelion, filling Station and endNote magazines. He was publisher of housepress from 1997-2004, and has edited special issues of Whitewall of Sound and Open Letter. He has lectured and discussed poetics across North America and the UK, and currently lives in Calgary. His first book of poetry with wax, was published by Coach House in 2003.
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