bill bissett (born William Frederick Bissett, November 23, 1939) is a Canadian poet famous for his anti-conventional style. He purposefully does not capitalize his name.
bill bissett visited Peterborough for three days in March, a guest of the Cooked and Eaten poetry festival. He held open office hours during the afternoon at the Market Hall, available to visit and discuss poetry, life, and pretty much everything else with anyone who cared to stop by. I went for a visit, and, of course, to take some portraits.
bill is a character - in the short time we spent together our conversation trailed its way from different approaches to poetry, the arts scene in Canada, movies, Ryan Phillipe, high school, Peterborough, travelling, and words. In fact, he never stopped talking long enough for me to ask him to pause and smile, so I've simply titled this series "in conversation."
Monday, April 28, 2008
I have been spending way too much time taking pictures in this beautiful weather, and not nearly enough time posting pictures! I went back to Trent University for another round of shots. The campus still looks a little stark - it takes awhile for the foliage to bloom again, and all the dirt left behind after the snow thaw to wash away, but I loved the warm light we're finally getting now that Spring is here!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I had the pleasure of working with some of the folks from mysterious entity, the resident theatre company at Market Hall. A new company, mysterious entity works under the Artistic Direction of Em Glasspool and has planned an ambitious season, with 3 productions planned for the next year. I stopped in to take some shots during a rehearsal for the Black Diamond, running from May 14 - 18, 2008 here at the Hall.
The cast from the Black Diamond. More shots to come soon!