DOUGLAS BARBOUR is the author of many books of poetry, including Visible Visions: The Selected Poems of Douglas Barbour (NeWest Press 1984), winner of the Stephan Stephannson Award for Poetry, Story for a Saskatchewan Night (rdc press 1990), Fragmenting Body etc. (NeWest Press / SALT Publishing 2000), Breath Takes (Wolsak & Wynn 2001), and the chapbook, A Flame on the Spanish Stairs (greenboathousebooks 2002). His critical works include monographs on Daphne Marlatt, John Newlove and bpNichol, Michael Ondaatje (Twayne Publishers 1993), and Lyric / Anti-lyric: essays on contemporary poetry (NeWest Press 2001). He has edited many books, and most recently, with Stephen Scobie, his partner in the sound poetry duo, Re: Sounding, edited the CD,Carnivocal: A celebration of sound poetry (Red Deer Press & Omikron Publishing 1999). He is a professor in the Department of English, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Essay on John Newlove
published in the John Newlove Memorial Issue of April 2004