Visible Stars presents a substantial selection from all of Bruce Whiteman's published poetry, as well as an intriguing selection of unpublished new work. This volume includes excerpts from Whiteman's long poem in-progress, "The Invisible World is in Decline." There is acute sensitivity at work here. Striking juxtapositions of conversational and metaphorical language foreground the narrative, located somewhere between the visible and the invisible, the concrete and the abstract. Whiteman is one of the most interesting voices in Canadian poetry.
About the authors
Bruce Whiteman is a Canadian poet and writer living in Los Angeles. He is the author of many books of poetry, including Visible Stars: New and Selected Poems (1995), Tristia, and XXIV Love Poems (2002). He regularly writes reviews for Canadian and American journals, and his scholarly books include Lasting Impressions: A Short History of English Publishing in Quebec (1994) and J.E.H. Macdonald (1995).
Theodore Enslin is a literary scholar in Milbridge, Maine.
Other titles by Bruce Whiteman
The Invisible World Is in Decline Book IX
Best Canadian Essays 2021
The Sad Mechanic Exercise
The Invisible World Is in Decline, Book VII
The Invisible World Is in Decline
A Short History of English Publishing in Quebec
Selected Poems of Ken Norris