frogments from the frag pool
haiku after basho
Gary Barwin & Derek Beaulieu
Copyright © 2005 by Gary Barwin and Derek Beaulieu. The publisher gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Ontario Book Publishing Tax Credit Program. The publisher further acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP) for our publishing activities. Editor: Angela Rawlings. Composition and page design: Angela Rawlings. Cover design: Angela Rawlings. Cover image: Gary Barwin. Printed and bound in Canada Printed on acid-free paper. Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication.The Mercury Press, Box 672, Station P, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 2Y4. www.themercurypress.ca
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is a writer, composer, and performer. His music and writing have been published and presented in Canada, the US, and Europe. He received a PhD in Music Composition and was the récipient of the 1998 KM Hunter Foundation Artist Award. Seeing Stars, a YA novel, was a finalist for both CLA YA Book of the Year, and an Arthur Ellis Award. He teaches creative writing courses at McMaster University and music and creative writing at Hillfield Strathallan College. In addition to many vertebrate publications, he is the author of numerous invertebrates, many from his own serif of nottingham editions. Barwin lives in Hamilton, Ontario and online at garybarwin.com.
has been an editor at both filling Station and dANDelion and special editor of Whitewall of Sound and Open Letter. In addition to his magazine editing work, he was the editor/publisher of housepress and is the author of several books of poetry, including with wax (Coach House Books, 2003). derek is also the co- editor of Shift B Switch: New Canadien Poetry (The Mercury Press, 2005). His poetry, criticism, and artwork have appeared in magazines and galleries across Canada. He lives in Calgary with his young daughter.
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