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Author: Stephen Bett

Stephen Bett is a widely and internationally published Canadian poet. His earlier work is known for its sassy, edgy, hip... caustic wit—indeed, for the askance look of the serious satirist... skewering what he calls the vapid monoculture' of our times. His more recent books have been called an incredible accomplishment for their authentic minimalist subtlety. Many are tightly sequenced book-length 'serial' poems, which allow for a rich echoing of cadence and image, building a wonderfully subtle, nuanced music. Bett follows in the avant tradition of Don Allen's New American Poets. Hence the mandate for Simon Fraser University's Contemporary Literature Collection to purchase and archive his "personal papers" for scholarly use. He is recently retired after a 31-year teaching career largely at Langara College in Vancouver, and now lives with his wife Katie in Victoria, BC.

Back Principles: a book of spiritual fatigue
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Back Principles: a book of spiritual fatigue

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Poetry. Like all of Stephen Bett's recent books of poetry, this, his 22nd,is a serial poem, "minimalist" in its poetics, and subtle enough to sustain repeated readings. The title is self-explanatory: poems journeying between poles, searching out the...

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Those Godawful Streets of Man: a book of raw wire in the city
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Those Godawful Streets of Man: a book of raw wire in the city

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Poetry. This is an edgy, raw, harsh, gritty book of poems about the contemporary cityscape—its block buildings; its loose, naked, spitting live wires; its plugged-in populace. A place where Borderliners, leeches, zombies, and drains fight it out ove...

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Track This: A Book of Relationship
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Track This: A Book of Relationship

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Poetry. In Bett's new book, TRACK THIS, we see a surprising, but highly engaging shift in sensibility. TRACK THIS is a risk-taking, stunningly beautiful book of poems that "tracks" an evolving love relationship. The poet employs his considerable tec...

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Un/Wired
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Un/Wired

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Poetry. In this, his 18th book of poetry, internationally acclaimed Canadian poet Stephen Bett is back to working the sassy, edgy margins of social satire. Divided into four sections, this book opens with humor; turns to soft-edge and then to hard-e...

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