Radiant Danse

Radiant Danse uv Being Edited by Jeff Pew & Stephen Roxborough

Review by Maria Scala. This collection honouring Canadian poet bill bissett features work from more than 80 poets. The writers come from various backgrounds and writing traditions, yet all share an immense affection for the man who, as Christian Bök so aptly points out: “has misspelled his way so deeply into the hearts of readers everywhere…” The poetic tributes, along with their accompanying anecdotes (appearing at the back of the book), allow readers to gain a deeper understanding of bissett’s life and work, along with his influence on contemporary Canadian poetics. Many of the works in radiant danse uv being are concrete and sound pieces, and thus adopt bissett’s signature style, or else they incorporate elements of that style, as