Listening for the Heartbeat of Being: The Arts of Robert Bringhurst

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Poet, philosopher, translator, typographer, and cultural historian Robert Bringhurst is a modern-day Renaissance man. He has forged a career from diverse but interwoven vocations, finding ways to make accessible to contemporary readers the wisdom of poets and thinkers from ancient Greece, the Middle East, Asia, and North American First Nations. This collection shows the ways in which his industry-standard textbook The Elements of Typographic Style, his remarkable translations of Haida oral epics, and his experimental and traditional poetry and prose form a single coherent project. Listening for the Heartbeat of Being brings together a range of literary scholars, poets, journalists, and publishers to comment on Bringhurst’s far reaching body of work. The essays include a comprehensive biography of Bringhurst, first-hand accounts of his book design and production efforts, an analysis of his ground-breaking polyphonic performance poems, and re-considerations of the Masterworks of the Classical Haida Mythtellers translation trilogy. Experienced Bringhurst scholars join well-known writers such as Dennis Lee and Margaret Atwood to create a multi-dimensional view of Bringhurst’s career. Guided by the simple faith that "everything is connected to everything else," Bringhurst’s ability to listen closely to the great minds of many cultures and represent their voices pragmatically is, as this diverse and insightful book shows, of greater interest than ever in a world facing unprecedented ecological crisis and intensive cultural evolution. Contributors include Margaret Atwood, Nicholas Bradley (University of Victoria), Crispin Elsted (Barbarian Press), Clare Goulet (Mount St. Vincent University), Iain Higgins (University of Victoria), Ishmael Hope, Peter Koch (Peter Koch Printers), Dennis Lee, Scott McIntyre, Katherine McLeod (Concordia University), Kevin McNeilly (University of British Columbia), Káawan Sangáa, and Erica Wagner.

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Brent Wood teaches in the Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Mark Dickinson teaches in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at OCAD University.

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the invaluable first-ever compilation of essays about Bringhurst is the product of passion.” TLS

"Listening for the Heartbeat of Being show[s] Bringhurst to be an innovative, compelling, and crucially relevant artist, deserving of serious and sustained attention." BC Studies

an excellent book [that] sharpens the outline of [Bringhurst’s] accomplishments without over-simplifying the nature of his ideas and intentions. His life, as much as his list of talents, is unique. For most of his 69 years he’s so avidly pursued his curiosity that he’s acquired a richly eclectic field of vision. A truly exceptional human emerges from this book.” Robert Fulford, National Post

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