About the Book
Visible Stars presents a substantial selection from all of Bruce Whiteman’s published poetry, as well as an intriguing selection of unpublished new work. This volume includes excerpts from Whiteman’s long poem in-progress, “The Invisible World is in Decline”. There is acute sensitivity at work here. Striking juxtapositions of conversational and metaphorical language foreground the narrative, located somewhere between the visible and the invisible, the concrete and the abstract. Whiteman is one of the most interesting voices in Canadian poetry.
About the Author
Bruce Whiteman was born in 1952 near Toronto and now lives in Montreal, where he is the Head of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at McGill University Libraries. He is well-known as an editor, book reviewer, and literary scholar.