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FRANK DAVEY

Frank Davey has been a poet, editor, small magazine publisher, literary critic, and cultural critic in Canada since 1961. He is editor and co-founder of the notorious poetry newsletter Tish (1961-63) and since 1965 editor of Open Letter, the Canadian journal of writing and theory. With Fred Wah in 1984, he founded Swift Current, the world's first on-line literary magazine, and operated it until 1990.

His next poetry book is Back to the War , scheduled to be released by Talonbooks in March 2005. Three of the more recent of Davey's poetry books are in print at Talonbooks, including The Arches: Selected Poems (1980), edited by bpNichol, Popular Narratives (1991), and Cultural Mischief (1996). You can follow the link to Talonbooks.

The conference Poetics and Public Culture in Canada is being held, March 3-7 at the University of Western Ontario, in honour of Frank Davey. Keynote speakers include Charles Bernstein, Lynette Hunter, and Smaro Kamboureli. Poets who will read at the conference include Bernstein, Daphne Marlatt, Nourbese Philip, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Roy Miki, and Fred Wah.


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