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Aurealities (poetry eBook)

The Plastic Typewriter (visual poetry eBook)

So'nets (poems)

"Dooley Did," "Should've," and "Visionary Portraits, One" (poems) [Try to ignore the left-hand column with line numbers.]

Seven visual poems at Unlikely Stories (online poetry magazine)

"Dreaming" (poem)

"Door" (poem)

"Widgets Über Alles: Bizspeak and the Arts" (essay, Wild Culture)

"Widgets Über Alles: Bizspeak and the Arts" (essay, The Little Red Umbrella)

"bpNichol, Drawing the Poetic Line" (essay)

"Viewed from His Workroom Floor: A Personal Perspective on Bob Cobbing (1920-2002)" (essay)

"Underwhich Editions and the Radical Tradition" (essay)

"Getting It Right and Getting It Wrong with bpNichol" (essay)


Mouth Pieces (CD) and selected other audio

The Four Horsemen (Rafael Barreto-Rivera, Paul Dutton, bpNichol, Steve McCaffery): Live in the West, Two Nights, and excerpts from Canadada (LP, audiocassette, LP) [There's an error on this page: "From CANADA (Toronto: Griffin House, 1973)" should be "From Nada Canadada (aka Canadada ..."]

The Four Horsemen: Live in the West, Two Nights, and Canadada (LP, audiocassette, LP)

"Systole", Paul Dutton and Keir Neuringer

"Mawcussion", Paul Dutton and Joe Sorbara


Uppsala Performance, 2014 (musicoliterary sound and text; four clips):

Calgary Spoken Word Festival, 2011 (reading performance)

Words Aloud 6, 2009 (reading performance)

eVOCative Festival, 2008 (reading performance)

eVOCative Festival, 2008 (talk and performance). Note: There are also companion images for the talk

"Imp's Rove #79," Medellin International Poetry Festival, 1999

"Imp's Rove #104," L'Archiduc, Brussels, March 2012

"Expert Advice," Logos Foundation, Ghent, March 2012

"Antilyric KGB," Logos Foundation, Ghent, March 2012

Duet with Maja Jantar, Logos Foundation, March 2012

Duet with Patrice Soletti, Paris, 2014

Concert by CCMC (Dutton, Michael Snow, John Oswald, John Kamevaar), plus guests, 2015

A Tribute to Paul Dutton, Concert of his work performed by various performances and including CCMC with Dutton, The Supermarket, Toronto, 4 March 2014


"'Inking Outside the Fox: Type Writing Itself': Mitsumi Elec. Co. Ltd. by Eric Schmaltz & The Plastic Typewriter by Paul Dutton," by Gary Barwin


"A Sound Bursts Out of Me: An Interview with Paul Dutton," by W. Mark Sutherland

Into the Field textual introduction to the Sutherland interview (with a link to the audio)

"Towards the Ineffable: A Conversation with Paul Dutton," by Jay Somerset

Visual Poetry

"The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century," edited by Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe, essay by Kenneth Goldsmith (London: Hayward Publishing)

"An Anthology of Concrete Poetry," edited by Emmett Williams (New York: Primary Information Press, 2013). Reissue of the 1967 edition.

"The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998–2008," edited by Crag Hill and Nico Vassilakis (Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2012)

A rich online resource for visual poetry

"!Languageye: (close *)^ in Jacket2," commentary by Gary Barwin Note: The page offers the latest post and in the right-hand column a brief introduction to the series of articles and gives titles of and links to all the posts in it.

Available from select libraries

"Concrete Poetry: A World View," edited by Mary Ellen Solt (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1970)

"Pattern Poetry: Guide to an Unknown Literature," by Dick Higgins (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1987). Available in part or purchasable as a Google eBook

Sound Poetry

A vast archive of sound art, including sound poetry

"A Taxonomy of Sound Poetry," by Dick Higgins

Available from select libraries

"CD Carnivocal: An Anthology of Canadian Sound Poetry," edited by Douglas Barbour and Stephen Scobie (Red Deer, AB: Red Deer Press, 1999)

"Book and CD, Homo Sonorus: An International Anthology of Sound Poetry," edited by Dmitry Bulatov (Kaliningrad: National Center for Contemporary Art, 2001). May be found in select libraries and can be sampled online.

"Sound Poetry: A Catalogue," edited by Steve McCaffery and bpNichol (Toronto: Underwhich Editions, 1978). Offers a selective overview of the field at that time.