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 from 1965-2013 editor of Open Letter, the Canadian journal of writing and theory. With Fred Wah in 1984, he founded SwiftCurrent, the world's first on-line literary magazine, operating it until 1990.



For colourful new work (2009-2011)from his series Postcards to Canada and Postcards from the Raj click the titles.

His latest book publication (2012) is aka bpNichol: a preliminary biography, an unauthorized 'life' of the remarkable Canadian poet, sound poet and visual poet Barrie Phillip Nichol, published by ECW Press and reviewed here on Dragnet.

His memoir, When Tish Happens: The Unlikely Story of Canada's 'Most Influential Literary Magazine,' was released by ECW Press in 2011. For a review check Douglas Barbour's sexily titled "One Alternative."

Five 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), Cultural Mischief (1996), Back to the War (2005), and Bardy Google(2012). Click the link to Talonbooks.

New writing by Frank Davey also in the fabulous war-&-peace issue of Rampike, issue 23:1 (Spring 2014).

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