Poet and author known as bpNichol and remembered for The Martyrology and other works of concrete and sound poetry. He received the prestigious Governor General's Award for Poetry.
He studied to become a primary school teacher; however, he taught only briefly before dedicating himself to a full-time writing career.
His name was given to a street in Toronto, and one of his sound poems was etched into the pavement.
He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He died unexpectedly at the age of forty-three, following a routine surgical procedure.
During the 1980s, he was a writer for "Fraggle Rock," a popular television show produced by Jim Henson.