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Brian Henderson

Photo: Charlene Winger

Brian Henderson is the author of 12 collections of poetry, including The Alphamiricon, a deck of visual poem-cards originally published by UnderWhich now available on UbuWeb's visual poetry site: His latest volume is Unidentified Poetic Object from Brick Books Sharawadji (Brick, 2011), was a finalist for the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry. Nerve Language (Pedlar), was a finalist for the 2007 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. His work has appeared in a number of literary journals over the years and he was a founding editor of RUNE. He has a PhD in Canadian literature and has recently retired from the directorship of Wilfrid Laurier University Press which he brought to international attention. He lives with his wife, Charlene Winger, in Grey Highlands Ontario.

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Unidentified Poetic Object. Brick Books, 2019
[OR]. Talon Books, 2014
Sharawadji. Brick Books, 2011
Nerve Language. Pedlar Press, 2007
Light in Dark Objects. Ecstasis Press, 2000
Year Zero. Brick Books, 1995
Smoking Mirror. ECW Press, 1990
The Alphamiricon. Underwhich Editions; Ubuweb, visual poetry, 1987; 2011


Finalist, GG, poetry for Nerve Language, 2007
Finalist, CAA, poetry for Sharawadji, 2011
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