Key poet at Evergreen Feb. 5th

January 30, 2007

Robin Blaser, a well known Canadian poet will give a talk at The Evergreen State College Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Seminar II Building, room A 1105. Blaser has developed as a writer through subsequent generations and poetic movements, and his work now extends beyond the era in which it began. An immigrant to Vancouver, B.C. in 1966, and a Canadian citizen since 1972, Blaser has established himself as a key figure on the west coast of B.C. and an important influence among Canadian experimental poets such as George Bowering, Steve McCaffery, bp Nichol, Erin Moure, and Daphne Marlatt.

In 2000, he published a libretto for The Last Supper, an opera with music by British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Currently, he is completing Collected Essays and an expanded edition of The Holy Forest that will include a new book of poems. Other recent titles include Wanders (2002) and The Irreperable (2003). In addition, Blaser has published numerous essays on poetics, including "The Fire,” which was anthologized in The Poetics of the New American Poetry (1974), and "The Practice of Outside,” which accompanies his edition of The Collected Books of Jack Spicer (1980). Blaser’s appearance is free and open to the public. Campus parking is $1.25. For more information, call 867-5412.