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Colin Browne

This episode is a feature on Colin Browne, the author of Abraham, published by Brick Books, 1987; Ground Water, published by Talonbooks, 2002; and The Shovel, published by Talonbooks, 2007. 


Colin Browne
was an editor of Writing magazine and co-founder of the Kootenay School of Writing. Browne’s films include Linton Garner: I Never Said Goodbye (2003), Father and Son (1992) and White Lake (1989). Until his recent retirement, Browne taught film production and history at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, BC near Vancouver.

Browne’s new book from Talon, Entering Time: The Fungus Man Platters of Charles Edenshaw, focusses on three argillite platters created in the late nineteenth century by Edenshaw, a Haida (N. American indigenous) artist whose original name is Da.a Xiigang. Browne is currently working on texts for new operas.


Close Listening


Conversations and readings with poets and artists, produced in cooperation with PennSound and hosted by Charles Bernstein, the American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein was born in New York City in 1950. He is a foundational member and leading practitioner of Language poetry. Bernstein was educated at the Bronx High School of Science and at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy with Stanley Cavell and wrote his final thesis on Gertrude Stein and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

In the mid-1970s Bernstein became active in the experimental poetry scenes in New York and San Francisco, not only as a poet, but also as an editor, publisher, and theorist. With visual artist and wife Susan Bee, Bernstein published several now well-known poets whose work is associated with Language writing.

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Art conversations with working curators, artists, and musicians on topical issues.