Frank Davey

Born in Vancouver, Frank Davey was Carl F. Klinck Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Western Ontario. Upon his retirement in 2005, the conference “Poetics and Public Culture in Canada” was held in his honour. Davey attended the University of British Columbia where he was a co-founder of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH. Since 1963, he has been the editor-publisher of the poetics journal Open Letter. With fellow TISH poet Fred Wah, Davey founded the world’s first on-line literary magazine, SwiftCurrent in 1984.

A prolific and highly-esteemed author of numerous books and scholarly articles on Canadian literary criticism and poetry, Davey writes with a unique panache as he examines with humour and irony the ambiguous play of signs in contemporary culture, the popular stories that lie behind it, and the struggles between different identity-based groups in our globalizing society—racial, regional, gender-based, ethnic, economic—that drive this play.

events | 2010-04-29
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Vancouver

…Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, George Bowering, Frank Davey, Garry Thomas Morse, and Ken Norris reading from … to the entirely recomposed. In Bardy Google *Frank Davey constructs prose poems using Internet search …


events | 2010-04-27
Talon's 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Calgary

…George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Frank Davey, Garry Thomas Morse, and Ken Norris reading from … to the entirely recomposed. In Bardy Google *Frank Davey constructs prose poems using Internet search …


events | 2010-04-22
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Edmonton Poetry Festival

…George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Frank Davey, and Garry Thomas Morse reading from their new … to the entirely recomposed. In Bardy Google *Frank Davey constructs prose poems using Internet search …