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Gregory Betts


Gregory Betts has written seven books of poetry, including Boycott. He is the author of Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations (University of Toronto Press). He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Shall I compare thee to a summer chaos? more

POETRY

The Line Has Shattered documents a turning point in Canadian literary history: the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference. more

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Gregory Betts examines boycott culture in Canada through the lens of social media and produces a found poem of collected internet comments that records the world threatening to negate itself. more

POETRY

Gregory Betts uncovers 150 new poems when he crosses out words or letters from Shakespeare's Sonnet 150. more

Poetry

The last thing in the world I wanted was to be an exhibit, or worse. more

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From If Language, a poetry collection published by BookThug in 2005. Each poem in the book is an anagram of an epigraph written by Steve McCaffery that contains 525 letters. Gregory Betts’ essay “Trench Poetry” appeared in Geist No. 54. more

Poetry

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What exactly is a preface? How long should it be? My editor has asked me to write one for my first book of non-fiction and I'm too embarrassed to admit my ignorance. Is it like an introduction?

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