text bites & textual vishyuns: a reeding & dialog with bill bissett

@ 8:00pm

Join us for a reading by renowned Canadian poet bill bissett, followed by a discussion of his work by publisher Karl Siegler and author Carl Peters.

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition textual vishyuns: image and text in the work of bill bissett at The Reach Art Gallery and Museum in Abbotsford, April 17-June 29.

bill bissett is a renowned Canadian performance poet, painter, and multi-media artist. His most recent book is hungree throat / a novel in meditaysyun (Talonbooks). textual vishyuns: image and text in the work of bill bissett (The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford) is his first solo exhibition since 1984.

Carl Peters is the author of textual vishyuns: image and text in the work of bill bissett (Talonbooks) and the curator of the first major exhibition of bissett’s work since 1984 at The Reach Gallery Museum. His next book, Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons, is forthcoming from Talonbooks. His teaching explores the connections between film and avant-garde poetics, art, and artists.

The former publisher at Talonbooks, Karl Siegler is currently a freelance writer, translator, and cultural policy advocate/consultant. A charter student of SFU, where he earned a BA [Hons], MA, and a Distinguished Alumni Award for Arts and Cultural Achievement, he is currently an Associate of its Centre for the Humanities.