A reason to like chapbooks is that they are made by people who really find writing, especially poetry, more important than income and fame. Ironically, early Ezra Pound chapbooks are impossibly expensive now. But here’s an image I often think I see: a man or a woman bent over a pile of little half-made booklets, a needle and thread in his or her hand, a frowning forehead and smiling lips.

how i hear howl

How I Hear Howl, Montreal, Beaver Kosmos, 1967.


two police poems

Two Police Poems, Vancouver, Talon, 1969.

the sensible

The Sensible, Toronto, Massasauga, 1972.


layers 1-13

Layers 1-13, Kitchener, Weed/Flower, 1973.


in answer

In Answer, Vancouver, William Hoffer, 1977.

uncle louis

Uncle Louis, Toronto, Coach House, 1980.


spencer & groulx

Spencer & Groulx, Vancouver, William Hoffer, 1985.


Quarters - George Bowering

Quarters, Prince George, Gorse Press, 1991. (Winner, bp Nichol chapbook award 1991)

do sink

Do Sink, Vancouver, Pomflit, 1992. (Winner, bp Nichol chapbook award, 1992).


Sweetly, Vancouver, Wuz, 1992.

blonds on bikes

Blondes on Bikes, Ottawa, Above Ground, 1997.

 a, you're adorable

A, You’re Adorable, Ottawa, Above Ground, 1998, 2004.

 Six Little Poems in Alphabetical Order

6 Little Poems in Alphabetical Order, Calgary, House Press, 2000.

 some writers

Some Writers, Calgary, House Press, 2001.

joining the lost generation

Joining the Lost Generation, Calgary, House Press, 2002.


 lost in the library Lost in the Library, Ellsworth, ME, Backwoods Broadsides, 2004.
Rewriting my grandfather

Rewriting my Grandfather, Vancouver, Nomados, 2005.


crows in the wind

Crows in the Wind, Toronto, BookThug, 2006.

 knot of light

A Knot of Light, Calgary, No Press. 2006.

 montenegro 1966

Montenegro 1966, Calgary, No Press, 2007.

u.s. sonnets

U.S. Sonnets, Vancouver, Pooka, 2007.


eggs in there Eggs in There, Edmonton, Rubicon, 2007.  
some answers

Some Answers, Mt. Pleasant, ON, LaurelReed Books, 2007.


 horizontal surfaces

Horizontal Surfaces, Edmonton, Olive Collective, 2007.

 tocking heads

Tocking Heads, Edmonton, above/ground, 2007.

there then

There Then, Prince George, Gorse Press, 2008.


Animals Beasts Critters Animals, Beasts, Critters, Vancouver, JB Objects, 2008.

Valley, Calgary, No Press, 2008


fulgencio Fulgencio, Vancouver, Nomados, 2008.    
According to Brueghel

According to Brueghel, North Vancouver, Capilano, 2008.


shall i compare

Shall I Compare, Penticton, Beaver Kosmos, 2008.


a little black strap

A Little Black Strap, St. Paul, Unarmed, 2009.


Los Pájaros de Tenacatita Los Pájaros de Tenacatita, Ootischenia, Nose-in-Book, 2013.  
Sitting in Jalisco, Ootischenia, Nose-in-Book, 2016.
That Toddlin Town, Ottawa, above/ground books, 2016