(a) Textbooks and Anthologies

(with Noel Elizabeth Currie, W. H. New and W. E. Messenger) Currents: Stories, Essays, Poems, and Plays. Second edition of A Twentieth Century Anthology. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 2000.

(b) Special Issues of Journals Edited

"Anne Carson." Canadian Literature 176 (Spring 2003)

"Women and Poetry." Canadian Literature 166 (Autumn 2000)


(a) Chapters in Books

"Culture, Race, Rhythm: Sweeny Agonistes and the Live Jazz Break." In T. S. Eliot's Orchestra, edited by John Xiros Cooper. New York: Garland, 2000. 25-48.

(b) Articles in Journals

"All Poets Are Not Jews: Transgression and Satire in A. M. Klein." English Studies in Canada 28 (2002): 413-45. [Actual date of publication: May 2003.]

(With Christina Sylka and Susan R. Fisher) "Kiss the Librarian, But Close the Hellmouth: It's, Like, a Whole Big Sucking Thing." Slayage: The On-Line International Journal of Buffy Studies 2 (Spring 2001).

"Toward a Poetics of Dislocation: P. K. Page and Elizabeth Bishop Writing 'Brazil.'" Studies in Canadian Literature 23.2 (1998): 85-108.

"I Got Ryhtmethe: The Jazz Poetics of Robert Creeley." Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz and Literature 2.2 (Summer 1998): 52-63.

"His Own Best Narrator: Franz Boas and the Kwakiutl Tales." Canadian Literature. 154 (Autumn 1997): 29-49.

"Charles Mingus Splits, or, All the Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother." Canadian Review of American Studies. 27.2 (1997): 45-70.

"Cultural Morphologies: Yeats, Spengler and Adorno." Irish University Review 27.2 (Autumn/Winter 1997): 245-61.

"A Fragment of Perfect Expression: Yeats Rewrites Pater's Mona Lisa." Yeats Eliot Review 14:3 (Winter 1997): 2-9.

"Ugly Beauty: John Zorn and the Politics of Postmodern Music." [Translated and republished in Japanese] Eureka (Tokyo) 29.1 (January 1997): 178-191.

"Listening, Nordicity, Community: Glenn Gould's The Idea of North."Essays on Canadian Writing 59 (Fall 1996): 87-104

"Ugly Beauty: John Zorn and the Politics of Postmodern Music." Postmodern Culture 5:2 (January 1995): 19¶.

"Provincials and Nationals: A Weekend in Canada with W.B. Yeats." Canadian Poetry 29 (Fall/ Winter 1991): 1-16.


(a) Review Articles, Reviews and Editorials

"Word Jazz 4: Ajay Heble and Don McKay." Review article on Landing on the Wrong Note: Jazz, Dissonance and Critical Practice by Ajay Heble and Another Gravity by Don McKay. Canadian Literature 177 (Summer 2003): 195-199.

"Five Fairly Short Talks on Anne Carson." Editorial. Canadian Literature 176 (Spring 2003): 6-10.

"Trans Layton." Rev. of Layton, l'essential by Irving Layton, translated by Michel Albert. Canadian Literature 175 (Winter 2003): 159-161.

"Cabbages and Crysanthemums." Review article on Polish Subtitles: Impressions from a Journey by Daryl Hine. Canadian Literature 174 (Fall 2002): 196-201.

"Walter Benjamin in Vancouver." Review article on The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin and The Complete Correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. Canadian Literature 173 (Summer 2002): 194-198.

"Implications of Improv." Rev. of The Promise, a compact disc by Thurston Moore, Evan Parker and Walter Prati. Musicworks 81 (fall 2001): 59.

"Body Sounds and Bent Pitches." Rev. of homard et autre pieces inquiétantes et capitales, a compact disc by Vincent Barras and Jacques Demierre. Musicworks 81 (Fall 2001): 56-57.

"Smuggled, With Feeling." Rev. of Con Affetto: Live in Moscow, a compact disc by the Ganelin Trio. Musicworks 81 (fall 2001): 54-55.

Rev. of Wishbone Dance: New and Selected Medical Poems by Glen Downie, Geometry of the Odd by Stan Rogal, and The Parable Boat by Hannah Main-van der Kamp. Journal of Canadian Poetry 16 (2001): 80-90.

"Word Jazz 3." Review article on Headed for the Blues by Josef Skvoercky and Stopping Time: Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz by Paul Bley and David Lee. Canadian Literature 170/171 (Autumn/Winter 2001): 277-281.

"Translator Retranslated." Rev. of Selected Poems by Adam Czerniawski, trans. Iain Higgins. Canadian Literature 170/171 (Autumn/Winter 2001): 204-206.

"Extemporaneous Digital." Rev. of SNOW SOLO PIANO SOLO SNOW [3 PHASES]: piano antique, piano biologique, piano mécanique, a compact discs by Michael Snow. Musicworks 79 (Spring 2001): 53-56.

"Cutting Both Ways: Robert Bringhurst and Classical Haida Literature." Review article on A Story as Sharp as a Knife and Native American Oral Literatures and the Unity of the Humanities by Robert Bringhurst and Raven Steals the Light by Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst. Canadian Literature 167 (Winter 2000): 167- 174.

"Home Economics." Editorial. Canadian Literature 166 (Autumn 2000): 5-16.

"Historical Present." Rev. of News from the 70s [compact disc] by Anthony Braxton. Musicworks 77 (Summer 2000): 50-51.

"Double Double Bass." Rev. of Joëlle et Tetsu: Live at Yokohama Jazz Promenade Festival [compact disc] by Joëlle Léandre and Tetsu Saitoh. Musicworks 77 (Summer 2000): 55.

"Word Jazz 2." Rev. of Beatrice Chancy by George Elliott Clarke and The Clamorous Alphabet [compact disc] by Catriona Strang and François Houle. Canadian Literature 165 (Summer 2000): 176-181.

"Word Jazz 1." Rev. of Such Melodious Racket: The Lost History of Jazz in Canada by Mark Miller and The Genealogy of Resistance by M. NourbeSe Philip. Canadian Literature 164 (Spring 2000): 179-184.

"Canonizing the Heretical?" Rev. of John Zorn, ed. Walter Rovere and Carla Chiti. Musicworks 75 (Fall 1999): 60-62.

"Simply Someplace Else the Same." Rev. of CCMC, aCCoMpliCes, a compact disc by Michael Snow, John Oswald and Paul Dutton. Musicworks 75 (Fall 1999): 56.

"Critical Plurals." Rev. of New Contexts of Canadian Criticism, ed. Ajay Heble, Donna Palmateer Pennee and J. R. (Tim) Struthers. Essays on Canadian Writing  (Spring 1999): 126-133.

"Intense Immediacy." Rev. of Urban Voices, with Lauren Newton, Joëlle Léandre and Uschi Brüning, Not Missing Drums Project [compact disc]. Musicworks 73 (Spring 1999): 58-59.

"Graceful Clarities." Rev. of Hologram by P. K. Page. Canadian Literature. 157 (Summer 1998): 160-63.

"Twice the Culture Cringe." Rev. of The Wild Is Always There: Canada Through the Eyes of Foreign Writers and There Very Richness of That Past: Canada Through the Eyes of Foreign Writers, Volume 2, ed. Greg Gatenby. Canadian Literature 156 (Spring 1998): 133-6.

"Visions Out Loud." Rev. of Collapse #2: The Verbal and the Visual, ed. Judith Mastai, Hanif JanMohamad, John O'Brien [journal with compact disc]. Canadian Literature 155 (Winter 1997): 193-4.

"Fictions of the Mind." Rev. of Narcissism and the Novel by Jeffrey Berman, Telling Tales: The Hysteric's Seduction by Katherine Cummings, and Reading the Other: Novels and the problem of Other Minds by Carol de Dobay Rifelj. Canadian Literature 149 (Summer 1996): 155-7.

Rev. of 2 Legs in the Afternoon by John Castlebury, A Velvet Increase of Curiosity by Lise Downe, and Phoenix Time by Hilda Kirkwood. Journal of Canadian Poetry 10 (1995): 43-54.

"Abusing Lacan." Rev. of Jacques Lacan: A Feminist Introduction by Elizabeth Grosz and Using Lacan, Reading Fiction by James Mellard. Canadian Literature 138 (Fall 1993): 141-2.

Rev. of I. A. Richards: His Life and Work by John Paul Russo. Queen's Quarterly 97.3 (Fall 1990): 478-9.

Rev. of novels by Matt Cohen, Hugh Hood, Brian Moore and Morley Callaghan. Queen's Quarterly 96.3 (Autumn 1989): 717-9.

(b) Encyclopedia Entries, Journalism, Commercial Publications

(With W. H. New) "Canadian Literature in English." Microsoft Encarta 2000.

"The Neuromancer Trilogy." Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy. Pasadena: Salem P, 1996. 662-4.

Revision of "Canadian Literature in English" by W.H. New. Collier's Encyclopedia. New York: Collier's, 1996. 313-9.

"Thomas King"; "Jeannette Armstrong"; "Wole Soyinka." Contemporary Novelists. Nederland, Colorado: St. James P, 1995. 50-1, 577-8, 932-5.

"Lace--Evan Boland"; "Old Masters--Zbigniew Herbert"; "Report from the Beseiged City--Zbigniew Herbert"; "With Trumpets and Zithers--Czeslaw Miosz"; "Elegy for N.N.--Czeslaw Miosz." In Masterplots II: Poetry. Pasadena: Salem P, 1992. 1164-6, 1568-70, 1807-9, 2438-41, 632-4.

Revision of "Eavan Boland." In Magill's Critical Survey of Poetry: Revised Edition. Pasadena: Salem P, 1992.

Various short reviews (500-1500 words each) in The Whig Standard Magazine (Kingston, Ontario), including work by Wole Soyinka, Nicole Brossard, Barbara Godard, William Empson, Derek Mahon, Douglas Dunn, and Philippe Jaccottet, 1988-89.

(c) Interviews

"Old Style in New Novels" by Patchen Barss. The National Post Tuesday, June 13, 2000. A17.

"Interview with Graeme Gibson." The Literary Review (London, Ontario) 1.1 (Spring 1983): 30-4.


"Rites of Passage" (poem), Canadian Literature 159 (Winter 1998): 37.

"Leo"; "Suspense"; "For Helen Merrill"; "High on Louis"; "Rahsaan Roland Kirk's Message"; "Filmclips" (poems) Descant 99: The Memory Theatre 28.4 (Winter 1997): 14-19.

"Big House"; "Invocation to W. B. Y."; "Hostel 2" (poems). The Antigonish Review 109 (Spring 1997): 85-8.

"Deli"; "Bibliothèque Nationale" (poems). Ariel 27.4 (October 1996): 45-6, 138.

"Synge on Inishmaan" (poem). Canadian Literature 148 (Spring 1996): 112.

"Three Solitudes: Baigneuse"; "Variations on Fall" (poems). Public Works 2 (Spring 1987): 37-38.

"And Listen" (poem). New Works 4 (March 1986): 9.