Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Video of the Week: The Four Horseman & A Book of Variations

Share |

a book of variations: love - zygal - art facts (Coach House Books) is a must for innovative poetry lovers & mdash; it collects three long-lost classics by experimental literature poster boy bp nichol. Edited by Stephen Voyce, the book includes nichol's love: a book of remembrances, zygal: a book of mysteries and translations and art facts: a book of contexts, which were meant to be presented together.

To get readers in the spirit for a book of variations, Coach House has posted a clip from Ron Mann's 1982 documentary 'Poetry in Motion' featuring The Four Horsemen, the innovative Toronto sound poetry group which included nichol, along with Rafael Barreto-Rivera, Paul Dutton and Steve McCaffery.

Check out the video for a very groovy trip back to the roots of experimental poetry in Canada.