Peter Quartermain

PETER QUARTERMAIN is the author of two books of critical essays (Stubborn Poetries: Poetic Facticity and the Avant-Garde; and Disjunctive Poetics) and the editor of several books of poetry and essays, most notably The Collected Early and The Collected Late Poems and Plays of Robert Duncan. Quartermain has spent the last five years completing his memoir, Growing Dumb: My English Education. Parts of it have appeared in Golden Handcuffs Review, The Capilano Review and other publications, and he has shared some of it with audiences in Vancouver, London and New York. For 30 years he taught poetry and poetics at UBC. As 2003 Writer in Residence at Capilano University, he gave the Koerner Lecture on life-writing.

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