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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. The year 2013 being the fiftieth anniversary of the Vancouver Poetry Conference at the University of British Columbia, Wah uses the occasion to outline how a group of young poets at UBC (and this included George Bowering, Jamie Read, and himself among others) were discovering, through their publication of poetry in the newsletter TISH, that it was possible to write in new forms. The 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference brought home to them that they had permission to shatter the poem's strict line patterns. Wah notes that there was never a TISH manifesto but that the conference confirmed the group's sense that the 1960s would bring into being a new kind of poetry, that he now had permission to disturb the words.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781553803294
ISBN-10: 1553803299
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
Publication Date: July 15th, 2014
Pages: 34
Language: English