bill bissett

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Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, bill bissett has had a long career dedicated to pursuing poetry beyond the currents of the mainstream. Also a prolific painter, he often incorporates visual elements into the composition of his published poems. bissett has collaborated with musicians, fronting two bands, and his poetry performances often include dancing, chanting, and instrumentation. Jack Kerouac named bill bissett as one of his favourite poets in an interview with Ted Berrigan for the Paris Review.