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BOOKS (Poetry and Fiction)

  • Sentenced to light. Vancouver : Talonbooks, 2008.
  • Isadora blue. Victoria, B.C. : La Mano Izquierda Impresora, 2005.
  • Faking It: Poetics and Hybridity. NeWest Press, 2000.
  • Diamond Grill.Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1996
  • Alley Alley Home Free. Red Deer: Red Deer College Press, 1992.
  • So Far. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1991.
  • Limestone Lakes Utaniki. Red Deer: Red Deer College Press, 1989.
  • Music at the Heart of Thinking. Red Deer: Red Deer College Press, 1987.
  • Rooftops. Maine: Blackberry Books, 1987 and Red Deer: Red Deer College Press, 1988.
  • Waiting For Saskatchewan. Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1985.
  • Grasp The Sparrow's Tail. Kyoto, 1982.
  • Breathin' My Name With a Sigh. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1981.
  • Owners Manual. Lantzville: Island Writing Series, 1981.
  • Loki is Buried at Smoky Creek: Selected Poetry. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1980.
  • Pictograms from the Interior of B.C. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1975.
  • Earth. Canton N.Y.:Institute of Further Studies, 1974.
  • Tree. Vancouver: Vancouver Community Press, 1972.
  • Among. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1972.
  • Mountain. Buffalo: Audit Press, 1967.
  • Lardeau. Toronto: Island Press, 1965.
  • is a door. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2009.
  • The False Laws of Narrative: The Poetry of Fred Wah, Selected with an introduction by Louis Cabri. Waterloo: Laurier Poetry Series, 2009.

CHAPBOOKS and BROADSIDES (Special Editions)

  • Isadora Blue. La Mano Izquierda Impressora, 2005.
  • When I was Eight. Banff Centre for the Arts, 1998.
  • Snap. Vancouver: PomFlits Limited edition, 1992.
  • "Stomach." Broadside. Vancouver: Slug Press, July 1981.
  • "All the Maps." Broadside. Island Magazine, Lantzville: Island Press, November 1981.
  • "Am Osprey." Broadside. Vancouver:Slug Press, n.d.
  • "Snow Fall." Post-card. Castlegar, 1977.
  • Breathin' My Name With A Sigh. "First Draft," January 1978, "Second Draft," January 1979. Coach House Press Manuscript Editions, Toronto: Coach House Press.
  • Articulations. Vancouver: Nomados, 2007.

EDITIONS

  • with Roy Miki, Beyond the Orchard, a collection of essays on bpNichol's The Martyrology (Vancouver, West Coast Line H Project, 1997)
  • with Roy Miki, Colour. An Issue, a special issue of West Coast Line #13-14, Spring-Fall 1994.
  • with Susan Rudy Dorscht and Ashok Mathur, Interventing the Text: The Calgary Conference, May 1991 as Open Letter Eighth Series, Nos.5-6, Winter-Spring 1993.
  • Editor, with Frank Davey, The SwiftCurrent Anthology, Coach House Press, 1986.
  • ORAL ANTinterventing the textHOLOGY, a reading anthology for "Interventing the Text: a symposium on the politics of text," University of Calgary, May 2-4, 1991. With Ashok Mathur.
  • Swift Current. The SwiftCurrent Anthology. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1986. With Frank Davey.
  • Net Work. Selected Writing of Daphne Marlatt. With introduction. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1980.
  • Place, Anyplace. An Anthology of Photographs and Writing from the Kootenays. Castlegar: Cotinneh Books, 1973.

ANTHOLOGIES

  • from Diamond Grill ("That could be the answer") in Harmony (Macmillan Canada, 1998):58
  • ten61, a collection of creative writing from the University of Calgary winter 1997, six poems.
  • Quiet Fire: A Historical Anthology of Asian American Poetry 1892-1970 edited by Juliana Chang, Asian American Writers Workshop, New York, 1996: "They are burning" and "Mountain."
  • Anecdotal Waters, a book project with Mireille Perron and Paul Woodrow, Calgary, 1996.
  • Fresh Tracks: Writing the Western Landscape, ed. by Pamela Banting (Victoria, Polestar Books, 1998): "Clematic Creek Humming" and "Nose Hill"
  • from Waiting for Saskatchewan ("Waiting for Saskatchewan") in Neil Besner, Deborah Schnitzer, and Alden Turner, eds., Unocommon Wealth: An Anthology of Poetry in English Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1997.
  • from Breathin my name with a sigh ("My father hurting-") in James Barry, ed., Coast to Coast: Canadian Stories, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Drama (Toronto, Nelson Canada, 1995) 54.
  • a selection of ten poems in Walter K. Lew, ed., Premonitions: The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Writing (New York, Kaya Productions, 1995) 269-282.
  • from "Elite" in Coming to Gum San, a social history textbook, D.C. Heath Canada Ltd. 1995.
  • from Breathin my name with a sigh ("Sitting hurt-") in Victor Ramraj, ed., Concert of Voices: An Anthology of World Writing in English (Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1995) 461.
  • "Three poems" from Breathin' My Name with a Sigh, in Inside the Poem, ed. by W.H.New, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • "If Yes Seismal," in TransLit, An Anthology of Literary Translations, ed. by Susan Ouriou. Calgary: Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta, 1992.
  • "Elite 1-10." Many Mouthed Birds, An anthology of Chinese-Canadian Writing, ed. by Jim Wong-Chu and Bennett Wong. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1991.
  • "This Dendrite Map: Father/Mother Haibun," in The Contemporary Canadian Long Poem ed. by Sharon Thesen. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1991.
  • "Artknot 13," "Biotext fragment #57," "I'd get into Ruth's death business but." Words We Call Home, ed. by Linda Svendsen. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1990.
  • "All the Timmings." Alberta Rebound, ed. by Aritha van Herk. Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1990.
  • "Elite 1-10." Singularities, ed. by Geoff Hancock. Windsor: Black Moss Press, 1990.
  • "Frenchy D'Amour" in Brushes With Greatness, ed. by Russell Banks, Michael Ondaatje, and David Young. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1989.
  • "Father/Mother haibun 20." Vancouver Poetry ed. by Allan Safarik.Winlaw: Polestar Books, 1986.
  • "They are Burning" and "Lardeau/Summer, 1964" in British Columbia: A Celebration ed. by George Woodcock. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1983.
  • "My Horse," "Acrobat on a Ball," "Lardeau/Summer 1964," "Among," "Hermes in the Trees," "Here," "The Plan of a Tree," "On the Earth," "Song," "Hey! It Looks Like," " nv s ble," "Not so much," "Outside it's Snowing," "We Eat," "The Build Up," "As He Leaves Her," "Next Spring." The Contemporary Canadian Poem Anthology ed. by George Bowering. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1983.
  • "Breathe Dust..." The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse ed. by Margaret Atwood. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1982.
  • "Song." To Say The Least ed. P.K. Page. Toronto: Press Porcepic, 1979: 56.
  • " As he leaves her." Six B.C. Poets, a series of six broadsides, ed. by Roy Miki. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1978.
  • "Outside it's Snowing." The West Coast Renaissance ed. by Robin Skelton and Charles Lillard. Victoria: as The Malahat Review, #45, January 1978.
  • New: West Coast edited by Fred Candelaria (Vancouver: as West Coast Review, XII/2, 1977 and Intermedia Books)
  • "I'm afraid of the end." End Uv Th World Speshul ed. by Bill Bisset. Vancouver: blewointmentpress, 1977.
  • "September Spawn," "From in Here." Western Windows ed. by Patricia Ellis and Sandy Wilson. Vancouver: Comcept Press, 1977.
  • reprints in Tish No.1-19 ed. by Frank Davey. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1975.
  • "Don't Cut Me Down," "this is a hard language to work out," "Tree of coloured textured brain," "Poem for Turning." A special Canadian issue of Boundary 2, Vol.III, No.1, Fall 1974, ed. by Margaret Atwood, Warren Tallman, Eli Mandel, and Robert Kroetsch.
  • "Place.....Anyplace and Get Lost," "Out Here," "Wapiti Knows the Way," "The Flower," "Moss," "Tree of Coloured Textured Brain," "See the Arrow." Place...Anyplace and Get Lost: An Anthology of Kootenay Words and Pictures ed. by Fred Wah. Castlegar: CoTinneh Books, 1973.
  • "The Fire," Lardeau/Summer 1964," "Gold Hill," "They Are Burning," "The Cold Snow Feet," "Mountain," "The Figuring," "Song for Sally," "Eyes." New Wave Canada ed. by Raymond Souster. Toronto: Contact Press, 1966.

REVIEWS

  • "Philly Talks Back" in Philly Talks #6, October 1998:2
  • Review of Gingko Kitchen by Louise Bak. Rice Paper, Vol.4, No.2 1998.
  • Interview with Leung Ping Kwan for special issue on Hong Kong, West Coast Line #21 (30/3), Winter 1996-97
  • Review of Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park by Nellie Wong, Under Flag by Myung Mi Kim, and Sphericity by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. Small Press Trade, Summer 1996.
  • Review of Jamelie—Jamila Project by J. Hassan and J. Ismail. Border Crossings, Summer 1993: 61.
  • Review of Azure Blues by Gerry Gilbert. Journal of Canadian Poetry (Forthcoming, Fall, 1993)
  • Review of Dancing Table by R.A. Simpson and Selected Poems by Elizabeth Riddell. Span (Australia), Fall, 1992)
  • Review of gifts: The Martyrology Book(s) 7 & by bp Nichol. Journal of Canadian Poetry (Fall, 1992)
  • Review of Saving Face by Roy Miki. "The Beat of the Word," Border Crossings, Summer 1991: 33-34.
  • "Oh Aritha," response to Aritha van Herk's Places Far From Ellesmere. Forewords, Fall 1990: 20.
  • Review of Tsunami Editions. West Coast Line, No.1,Spring 1990: 147-151.
  • Review of Anne Szumigalski's Dogstones. Prairie Fire, Vol.IX No.3, Autumn 1988: 116-118.
  • "From Aleph to Merz," a review of Colin Morton's The Merzbook and Colin Browne's AbrahamBooks in Canada, Vol.17, No.4, May 1988: 27.
  • "Oranges and Onions," a review of Yehuda Amichai's Travels, Janice Kulyk Keefer's White of the Lesser Angels, and Frank Davey's The Abbotsford Guide to India. Books in Canada, Vol.16, No.2, March 1987: 32-34.
  • Review of Alchemist 9. Canadian Literature, Vol.III., No.108, Spring 1986: 150-152.
  • Review of Andrew Suknaski's Montage for an Interstellar Cry and E.F. Dyck's The Mossbank Canon. Books in Canada, Vol 12, No.4, April, 1983 (mistakenly attributed to Robert Kroetsch).
  • Review of Considering How Exaggerated Music Is by Leslie Scalapino. Brick #18, Spring 1983: 8-9.
  • "Standing and Watching the Writing Writing," on the writing of Nicole Brossard, la nouvelle barre du jour (Montreal) #118-119, Novembre 1982: 156-158. (invited).
  • "Language in Revolution," CV II, Vol. 6, No.4, August 1982: 3.
  • Review of The Sad Phoenician by Robert Kroetsch. Periodics (Seattle and Vancouver) #7-8, Winter 1981: 180-181.
  • "To Locate," review of Songs and Speeches by Barry McKinnon. Open Letter 3/7, Summer 1977: 110-111.

ARTICLES

  • "Speak My Language: Racing the Lyric Poetic." West Coast Line No. Twenty-Four (31/3) Winter 1997-98, "Sitelines" issue.
  • "Half-Bred Poetics" in "HypheNation," a special of Absinthe, Winter 1997
  • "Loose Change (A Molecular Poetics). Hole No.6, Summer, 1996.
  • "Cohen's Noos," Special issue of Canadian Poetry No.33, Fall/Winter, 1993:100-107.
  • "Artists Writing Artists" with Mireille Perron, Amy Gogarty, David Garneau, Lorne Falk, and Rob Milthorp, a discussion. Open Letter 8th Series, Nos. 5&6, Winter-Spring 1993:19-34.
  • "Poetics of the Potent" in Open Letter Ninth Series, Number 2, Spring 1995: 75-87.
  • "Faking It." West Coast Line No. Ten (27/1) Spring 1993:30-33
  • "A Poetics of Ethnicity," Twenty Years of Multiculturalism: Successes and Failures , Stella Hryniuk, ed.(Winnipeg: St. John's College Press, 1992):99-110.
  • "Making Stranger Poetics." Span, Australia, Winter 1991. (invited).
  • "Bowering's Lines." Essays in Canadian Writing, No.38, Summer 1989: 101-106. (invited).
  • "Contemporary Saskatchewan Poetry." A slightly edited version of an earlier article. Writing Saskatchewan, ed. by Kenneth G. Probert. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 1989: 54-62. (invited).
  • "Subjective As Objective: The Lyric Poetry of Sharon Thesen." Essays in Canadian Writing, No.32, Summer 1986: 114-121. (invited).
  • "Which At First Seems To Be A Going Back For Origins." An essay on some American women writers, Amazing Space. Edited by Smaro Kamboureli and Shirley Neuman. Edmonton: Longspoon Press and NeWest Press, 1986: 374-379. (invited).
  • "Making Strange Poetics," Open Letter 6/2-3, Summer-Fall 1985: 213-221. (invited).
  • "Contemporary Saskatchewan Poetry." Essays on Saskatchewan Writing, ed. by Ed Dyck. Regina: Saskatchewan Writers Guild, 1986: 197-219. (invited).

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