RE: SOUNDING (Canada)
Douglas Barbour (1940, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) Ц poet, critic, publisher, performer. He is the author of numerous poetry books and pamphlets, including such as A Poem as Long as the Highway (Kingston: Quarry Press, 1971), He.&.She.&... (Ottawa: The Golden Dog Press, 1974), Shore Lines (Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1979), The Pirates of PenТs Chance: Homolinguistic Translations (jointly with S. Scobie, Toronto: Coach House Press, 1981), Visible Visions: The Selected Poems of Douglas Barbour (the book received the Stephan Stephannson Award for Poetry, Writers Guild of Alberta; Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1984), Fragmenting Body etc. (Edmonton: NeWest Press, 2000) and others. He has edited, complied and published a number of literary anthologies, including such as: The Maple Laugh Forever: An Anthology of Canadian Comic Poetry (in collaboration with S. Scobie, Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1981), Writing Right: Poetry by Canadian Women (jointly with M. Stanley, Edmonton: Longspoon Press, 1982), Carnivocal: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Poetry (jointly with S. Scobie, Red Deer: Red Deer Press, 1999) and many others. He is the author of numerous publications of prose, poetry, and criticism in 18 anthologies and in more than fifty literary magazines and miscellanies in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Great Britain. Barbour has participated in a great number of international conferences, symposiums and festivals; in collaboration with S. Scobie as a member of sound-poetic duet Re: Sounding he performed in various countries in Europe, America and in New Zealand. Barbour is a professor at the English Department of the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).
Stephen Scobie (1943, Carnoustie, Scotland) Ц poet, critic, publisher, performer. He is the author of more than twenty poetry books, such as Babylondromat (Vancouver: Hairy Eagle Press, 1966), The Birken Tree (Edmonton: Tree Frog Press, 1973), McAlmonТs Chinese Opera (the edition was awarded with the Governor-GeneralТs Award; Montreal: Quadrant Ed., 1980), Dunino (Montreal: Véhicule Press, 1989), Gospel (Red Deer: Red Deer College Press, 1994), And Forget My Name (Victoria: Ekstasis Ed., 1999) and many others. He has published six critical and theoretical books, dedicated to the issues of contemporary poetry and art, including such as: bp Nichol: What History Teaches (Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1984), Earthquakes and Explorations: Language and Painting from Cubism to Concrete Poetry (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997) and others. He has edited and complied a number of literary anthologies, among them are the following ones: The Maple Laugh Forever: An Anthology of Canadian Comic Poetry (jointly with D. Barbour, Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1981), Carnivocal: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Poetry (jointly with D. Barbour, Red Deer: Red Deer Press, 1999) and others. Scobie is a member of the Editorial Board of B. DylanТs magazine УOn the TracksФ and runs his own column in it. He is a member of the Editorial and Publishing Boards of the УNew Canadian Encyclopaedia,Ф УThe Alberta Diamond Jubilee Anthology,Ф and also of the publishing houses: УWhite Pelican,Ф УBooks in Canada,Ф УThe Malahat ReviewФ and others. Scobie participated in a large number of conferences, symposiums and festivals in various countries, he regularly publishes his prose and poetry works in different literary magazines. He was the first Vice-President (1986-88) of the League of Canadian Poets, President (1992-96) of the Victoria Literary Arts Festival Society. Scobie is a professor at the English Department of the University of Victoria (Victoria, Canada).