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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Nichol, bp (Barrie Phillip)
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Beep info

File consists of various materials by and about bpNichol, including selections of his writing and an inventory of his manuscripts.

[Beep-l listserv and English 364]

File consists of correspondence from the beep-l listserv, formerly the electronic mailing list for Wah’s graduate seminar on bpNichol, as well as some student evaluations relating to the course “English 364: Poetry Writing I.”

bp Nichol fonds

  • MsC-12
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, poems (including concrete, experimental and sound poem drafts), manuscripts (including drafts), notebooks, and journals of bp Nichol. Fonds includes records (1964-1987) of Nichol's presses, Ganglia and grOnk, consisting of manuscript files, correspondence files, mockups, business and reference files, computer discs, the authors poetry and comic book collections, photographs, television scripts, etc. Correspondents and contributors include Bill Bissett, Gerry Gilbert, Margaret Avison, Earle Birney, David Harris, David Phillips, David McFadden and others.

Nichol, bp (Barrie Phillip)

bp papers

File consists of correspondence, outlines for lectures, and inventories of works relating to bpNichol.

bp[Nichol] journal

File consists of drafts and notes relating to the work “bp’s Last Notebook,” written for a panel presentation at the event “On the Horizon: bpNichol after Ten,” an event for the periodical “West Coast Line” held at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in September 1998. The work was later published in the book “Faking It: Poetics & Hybridity.”

bpNichol texts

File consists of reproductions of Nichol’s writings and a photograph of Nichol.

English 676

File consists of course materials relating to the course English 676, a graduate seminar about bpNichol conducted at both the University of Calgary and at Simon Fraser University. File contains records relating to the event which served as the culmination of the course work, entitled, “Beyond the Orchard: A joint graduate colloquium on bpNichol’s The Martyrology.” Writings from the course and colloquium were later published in a volume of the same name.

[Miscellaneous correspondence 1979-2000]

File consists of miscellaneous correspondence arising from both personal and professional activities. Includes correspondence from Steve McCaffery, Erin Mouré, Roy Miki, Daphne Marlatt, Ashkor Mathur, and Eleanor Nichol (former wife of bpNichol), among others. Contains an interview between Wah and Ashkor Mathur about Wah’s book “Diamond Grill.” Also contains correspondence from the beep-l listserv.

[Miscellaneous correspondence 1990-2001]

File consists of correspondence from various people, relating to both personal and professional activities. Contains correspondence from George Bowering, Robert Creeley, Jeff Derksen, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Derek Beaulieu, Douglas Reimer, Steve McCaffery, and Stan Dragland, among others. Contains correspondence relating to the event “On the Horizon: bpNichol after Ten,” an event sponsored by the periodical “West Coast Line” held at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in September 1998.

[Miscellaneous works of others]

File consists of various works of others. Some items are related to Wah’s activities reviewing literature: drafts of the books “Organ Music: parts of an autobiography” by bpNichol and “Chaos Inside Thunderstorms” by Gary Gottfriedson, along with brief blurbs about the books, and a letter from Tim Merrill asking Wah to read his poetry. File also includes page proofs of an article by Iyko Day about Wah, “Interventing Innocence: Race, ‘Resistance,” and the Asian North American Avant-Garde,” the poem “Did you Say” by Rob Budde, and the poems “Abdijection” and “Abdijection 2” by Daphne Marlatt and Wah, respectively.

Nichol seminar

File consists of correspondence, research materials such as an inventory of bpNichol’s work, course syllabus, and other records relating to Wah’s bpNichol graduate seminar.

Open Letter fonds

  • MsC-9
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1976

The fonds consists of manuscripts and typescripts, galley and paste-ups, correspondence to editors (in particular, Frank Davey), unpublished and rejected manuscripts and printed copies of issues of "Open Letter". Correspondence and manuscripts include contributions from George Bowering, bp Nichol, Daphne Marlatt, Margaret Atwood, Gerry Gilbert, Dave McFadden, Fred Wah, Warren Tallman, Victor Coleman and others.

Open Letter