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A Selection of Book Reviews

  • Surfing the fragments.(Transversals for Orpheus and the Untitled 1-13; A Few Words Will Do; ths is erth thees ar peopul)(Book review) Meredith Quartermain. Canadian Literature 198 (Autumn 2008): p151(2).
  • Bissettiad.(bill bissett)(rativ enigma / rumours uv hurricane)(northern wild roses / deth interrupts th dansing)(Jew Pew and Stephen Roxborough)(radiant danse uv being: a poetic portrait of bill)(Book review) Karl E. Jirgens. Canadian Literature 196 (Spring 2008): p120(2).
  • northern wild roses / deth interrupts th dansing.(Book review) Canadian Book Review Annual (Annual 2006): p221(1).
  • narrativ enigma/rumours uv hurricane. (Audiobook Review) Matrix 70 (Spring 2005): p61(1).
  • Man of mny dfrent wordz. David Silverberg. Descant 33.3 (Fall 2002): p29-33.
  • Poetry.(part 1)(Letters in Canada 2000). Julia Reibetanz. University of Toronto Quarterly 71.1 (Winter 2001): p38(52).
  • Scars on the Seehors.(Book Review) Canadian Literature 167 (Winter 2000): p179.
  • Roxburgh, Shelagh. Review of Scars on th seehors. In 2 Print Spring 2000: 33-34.
  • Fitzgerald, Judith. Review of Th influenza uv logik. Books In Canada 25.4 (May 1996): 34.
  • Clarke, George Elliott. "The Poetic Is the Political.". Review of Th last photo uv th human soul. Books In Canada 22.8 (November 1993): 53-54.
  • Diehl-Jones, Charlene. "Meaning in the Cracks." Review of Hard 2 beleev. Books In Canada 20.1 (January/February 1991): 54-55.
  • Morrissey, Stephen. Review of What We Have. Poetry Canada Chronicle 10.4 (Winter 1989/1990): 128.
  • Precosky, Don. Review of Animal Uproar. Canadian Materials 16.6 (Nov 1988): 229.
  • Thesen, Sharon. "Cries and Whispers." Review of Animal Uproar. Books in Canada 17.6 (Aug/Sept 1988): 26-27.
  • Swede, George. Review of The Last Blewointment Anthology. Cross Canada Writers Quarterly 10.1 (Jan 1988): 24-25.
  • Early, Len. "Blewointment: Rites of Passage." Review of The Last Blewointment Anthology, Vol I. Essays on Canadian Writing 35 (Winter 1987): 178-181.
  • Morton, Colin. Review of The Last Blewointment Anthology, Vol I. Journal of Canadian Poetry 2 (1987): 124-131.
  • Tihanyi, Eva. Review of The Last Blewointment Anthology, Volume One. Poetry Canada Review 8.1 (Fall 1986): 39.
  • Whiteman, Bruce. "Seeker & Finder." Review of Canada Gees Mate For Life. Canadian Literature 115 (Winter 1987): 148-150.
  • Hall, Phil. Review of Canada Gees Mate For Life. Poetry Canada Review 9.1 (Fall 1987): 34.
  • Hatch, Ronald B. "Letters in Canada, 1985: Poetry." Review of Canada Gees Mate For Life. University of Toronto Quarterly 56.1 (Fall 1986): 40.
  • McGee, Ted. "Against the Stream." Review of Canada Gees Mate For Life. Books in Canada 15.7 (Oct 1986): 32, 34.
  • Review of Seagull On Yonge Street. Toronto Star, Oct 21, 1984, pg G8.
  • Review of Seagull On Yonge Street. Vancouver Sun, Aug 25, 1984, pg E15.
  • Review of Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition. Vancouver Sun, Oct 1, 1984, pg C5.
  • Review of Northern Birds in Color. Vancouver Sun, April 16, 1982, pg L33.
  • Livesay, Dorothy. Review of Fires in th tempul OR th jinx ship nd othr trips. The Fiddlehead 71 (Spring 1967): 64-67.

Scholarly essays

  • Bayard, Caroline. "Bill Bissett: Subversion et poesie concrete." Etudes Litteraires 19.2 (Fall 1986): 81-108.
  • Coupal, Michel. "Quelques aspects de l'identité culturelle canadienne dans l'oeuvre de Bill Bissett." Annales du Centre de Recherches sur l'Amerique Anglophone 18 (1993): 47-54, 360.
  • David, Jack. "Visual Poetry in Canada: Birney, Bissett, and bp." Studies in Canadian Literature 2 (1977): 252-66.
  • Early, Len. "Bill Bissett: Poetics, Politics & Vision." Essays on Canadian Writing 5 (1976): 4-24.
  • Jirgens, Karl. "Bill Bissett (1939- )." ECW's Biographical Guide to Canadian Poets. Eds. Robert Lecker, Jack David, and Ellen Quigley. Toronto : ECW Press, 1993. 250-54.
  • Jirgens, Karl. "Bill Bissett and His Works." Canadian Writers and Their Works. Eds. Robert Lecker, Jack David, and Ellen Quigley. Toronto: ECW Press, 1992. 17-109.
  • McCaffery, Steve. "Bill Bissett: A Writing Outside Writing." Open Letter 3rd series, no. 9 (Fall 1978): 7-23.
  • Nichol, bp. "Passwords: The Bissett Papers." Brick 23 (Winter 1985): 5-18.
  • Precosky, Don. "bill bissett: controversies and definitions." Canadian Poetry 27 (Winter 1990): 15-29.
  • Precosky, Don. "Self selected/selected self: bill bissett's Beyond Even Faithful Legends." Canadian Poetry 34 (Spring/Summer 1994): 57-78.

Newpaper articles

  • "bill bissett: poet, artist and wide-eyed optimist." Vancouver Sun, May 9, 1987, pg C11.
  • Howard, Cori. "In his own words [Poet bill bissett lives inside his own language]." National Post July 27, 1999 (1.233), pg B10-B11.

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