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Gregory Betts

GREGORY BETTS is a poet, editor, essayist and teacher, originally from Vancouver and Toronto. Since his first published poem, an anagrammatical translation of a short poem by bpNichol, Betts's work has consistently troubled individual authorship through such mechanisms as anagrams, collaboration, found-texts and response-text writing. If Language presents paragraph-length anagrams that explore the formation of meaning within a recombinant linguistic system. Haikube was part of a collaborative art project with sculptors Matt Donovan and Hallie Siegel in which six of Betts's poems were carved into an ebony movable (a la Rubiks) cube. The text was carved in negative relief, which allowed the cube to function as a press block to print new poems as they were 'discovered' by moving the sides of the cube. Betts currently lives in St. Catharines, where he edits PRECIPICe magazine, curates the Grey Borders Reading Series and teaches Avant-Garde and Canadian Literature at Brock University.

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Avant-Garde Canadian Literature

Avant-Garde Canadian Literature

The Early Manifestations
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian
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After Exile

After Exile

A Raymond Knister Poetry Reader
edition:Paperback
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Avant Canada

Avant Canada

Poets, Prophets, Revolutionaries
edition:Paperback
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tagged : poetry, canadian
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Counterblasting Canada

Counterblasting Canada

Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis, Wilfred Watson, and Sheila Watson
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Lawren Harris: In the Ward

Lawren Harris: In the Ward

His Urban Poetry and Painting
edition:Paperback
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RUSH

RUSH

what fukan theory; a study uv language
edition:Paperback
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Space Between Her Lips

Space Between Her Lips

The Poetry of Margaret Christakos
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The Wrong World

The Wrong World

Selected Stories and Essays of Bertram Brooker
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They Have Bodies

They Have Bodies

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Allen’s novel was disappeared. It was successfully erased from the story of Canadian literature, and from the broader story of the emerging Canadian nation state. Despite its difference from mainstream literary modes made apparent by the visually striking innovations of the book, including the most dynamic use of ellipses in Canadian literature, the book became invisible almost immediately upon publication. In J.L. Charlesworth’s review of literature for 1928 to 1929, the fact of the censorship is all that remains of the book: “A third first novel, They Have Bodies, by Barney Allen of Toronto, achieved the distinction of being banned by the police censorship of that City” (571). This critical edition, the first edition since its censorship, marks the reversal of that erasure and the possibility of seeing this experimental chef-d'oeuvre as if for the first time.

 

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This is Importance

This is Importance

A Students' Guide to literature
edited by Gregory Betts
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