Friday, February 6, 2009

Charles Bruce

Just encountered this lovely reading of Charles Bruce's "Back Road Farm," by someone named David Kosub. Glad to see another Bruce Poem featured at Arc. The more of this that happens, the more likely his exceptionally fine poems will stay alive. I'm still waiting anxiously for the new selected Bruce that's supposed to be published by Signal Editions. The last book of Bruce poems was 1985. Almost a quarter century now. High time for the new one.

Here's me reading Bruce's "Nova Scotia Fish Hut":

UPDATE: Carmine Starnino has posted about the Kosub essay and provided a link to this virtual chapbook of Bruce's poems. Sounds like the Bruce book I'm looking forward to will be out in a couple of years, 40 years after his death.

1 comment:

Brian Campbell said...

Good to see that Bruce is being given renewed attention, and made available on the internet.