photo credit: Neil Flowers
photo credit: Neil Flowers

Click here for a sample of Bruce Whiteman’s poetry

Bruce Whiteman was born near Toronto in 1952 and was educated at the University of Toronto, Trent University, and UCLA. He has degrees in English literature, library science, and musicology, and until 2010 worked as a rare book specialist at McMaster University, McGill University, and UCLA.

He has published many books of poetry, including a long poem in several books entitled The Invisible World Is in Decline (1984, 1989, 2000, and 2006, with Book VII due out in the fall of 2014). He has also published widely as a book reviewer in both Canada and the United States.

His other books include a study of English publishing in Quebec, a book on Group of Seven artist J.E.H. MacDonald, a descriptive bibliography of poet Raymond Souster, and editions of letters of the poets Ralph Gustafson and W.W.E. Ross and of critic and poet John Sutherland, as well as a major exhibition catalogue entitled The World From Here: Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles.

He has also published translations from French (Québecois poet François Charron) and Latin (Tiberianus’ poem Pervigilium Veneris).

Note from the HPC: Bruce is a founding member of the Hamilton Poetry Centre and we are so pleased to welcome him back for this reading.