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Bill Bissett

 (born 1939)
Bill Bissett is active/lives in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia / Canada.  Bill Bissett is known for sculpture, painting, drawing, performance art, poetry.

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Biography   Bill Bissett

Bill Bissett (1939)
Writer, editor, musician, artist. bill bissett was born William Frederick Bissett on November 23, 1939 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  A pioneer of sound, visual, and performance poetry, bissett was an important figure of West Coast counterculture during the 1960s.  He is known for using a unique orthography that eschews punctuation and capitalization and utilizes phonetic spelling as strategies of contestation against normative subject positions.  He attended Dalhousie University (1956) and the University of British Columbia (1963-1965), but dropped out of both institutions, seeking to engage life freely and directly, unencumbered by academic constraints.

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Barclay Street – Acrylic 48 X 34, dated 1969. Courtesy of the University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections.
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