Author: Gregory Betts

Gregory Betts is a poet, editor, essayist, and teacher originally from Vancouver and Toronto. He is the author of BOYCOTT (Make Now Press, 2014), IF LANGUAGE (Book Thug, 2005), and Haikube (2006), as well as seven chapbooks and various bits of ephemera. His first published poem was an anagrammatical translation of a short poem by bpNichol, appearing in the anthology TTbpN2 (1999). Betts' work has consistently troubled individual authorship through such mechanisms as anagrams, collaboration, and response-text writing. His first chapbook, All You Need to Know (House Press, 2000), "plundered" poems from Toronto's Yellow Pages. Recent chapbooks, including The Curse of Canada (above/ground Press, 2008) and The Others Raised in Me (Trainwreck Press, 2008), "plunder" poems from acknowledged single authors to create new works (see the "plunderverse" manifesto for more). His essays, poems, stories, and manifestos have appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada, the United States, and four other countries.

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Make Now Press

Poetry. Gregory Betts' BOYCOTT is a playfully poignant google-sculpture collecting our paradigm's closeness, it's likes, dislikes, hates, and boycotts.

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