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Robert Bringhurst fonds
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Chronological files

Series consists of records created or accumulated by Bringhurst's various professional activities. Such activities include writing, editorial work, his role as judge for various literary and typographic prizes, and speaking engagements at numerous conferences, festivals, and other events around the world. Records include drafts of talks and written works such as essays and books, notes and research related to talks and writings, page proofs, correspondence with event organizers, travel tickets and itineraries, and newspaper articles, brochures, conferences programs and other ephemera documenting events he participated in.

Banff workshop

File consists of a work entitled, "What Kinds of Verse are There?". The title page reads, "Reproduced for private circulation to members of the Advanced Writing Program, The Banff Centre, November 1983. This is a working draft, not for further reproduction."

Advertising 1975-2000

File consists of 2 copies of Bringhurst's curriculum vitae, promotional material for the works "The Calling, Selected Poems 1970-1995," "Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music," and "Bergschrund," an advertisement for a seminar series entitled, "The Book and its Form: An Historical Anatomy of Literature Culture," and a document entitled "Comments on previous books by Robert Bringhurst."

Polish translations

File consists of the book "Literatura na Swiecie: Canada," which contains several Polish translations of Bringhurst's poems.

Blast radius

File consists of notes and correspondence related to a presentation delivered to the staff of the design company "Blast Radius."

Brian Brett & Wilnia Hodgson on Sharp as a Knife 1999/2000

File consists of 2 issues of the periodical "Books in Canada": volume 28, number 7, which has a review of the book "A Story as Sharp as a Knife" by Brian Brett on page 9, and volume 29, number 1, which features 2 letters to the editor responding to the review on page 4.

Concilio interview

File consists of the June 2000 issue of the Italian periodical "l'Indice," which includes an interview with Bringhurst by Carmen Concilio.


File consists of correspondence and an event program for the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt, BC.


File consists of correspondence and reproduced articles with annotations related to “Solitary Raven: The Selected Writings of Bill Reid.”


File consists of correspondence and poems related to a trip to Vilinus, Lithuania, to present at the Druskininka Poetic Fall festival.

Being in being-proofing copy 1/2

File consists of page proofs with annotations and a letter from Elizabeth McLean related to the book “Being in Being: The Collected Works of a Master Haida Mythteller.”

Griffin prize

File consists of correspondence, advertisements, reproduced writings, and a press release related to the book “Nine Visits to the Mythworld: Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas”’s nomination for the 2001 Griffin Poetry Prize.


File consists of a release form and notes related to Bringhurst’s participation in a program entitled “Subways.”

Parmenides Berkley June 2001

File consists of notes, page proofs with annotations, an event poster, and promotional material for the Berkeley City Club, related to Bringhurst's participation in a symposium entitled, "The Parmenides Project: The Hand & the Computer in an Early Twenty-first Century Book."

Payerle mss [manuscript]

File consists of a manuscript of the book "The Last Trip to Oregon: Poems in the Wake of Red's Death" by George Payerle, signed and dated 21 June 01.

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