Robin Blaser

(2005 words)
  • Miriam Nichols (University College of the Fraser Valley)

Robin Blaser found his beginnings as a poet in the excitement of the New American postmodern, particularly as it began to take shape in the work of his companions Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan in the late 1940s. Unlike many of his peers, however, Blaser has developed as a writer through subsequent generations and poetic movements; his work thus extends beyond the era in which it began. An immigrant to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1966, and a Canadian citizen since 1972, Blaser has established himself as a key figure on the west coast of B.C. and an important influence among Canadian experimental poets such as George Bowering, Steve McCaffery, bp Nichol, Erin Mouré, and Daphne Marlatt. The Holy Forest, a lifelong serial poem …

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Citation:
Nichols, Miriam. "Robin Blaser". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 May 2004
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