Barrie Phillip Nichol

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Birthday
30, 1944
Birthplace
Vancouver, Canada
Death Date
Sep 25, 1988 (43)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
30, 1944
Birthplace
Vancouver, Canada
Death Date
Sep 25, 1988 (43)

About

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.

Before Fame

He studied to become a primary school teacher; however, he taught only briefly before dedicating himself to a full-time writing career.

Trivia

His name was given to a street in Toronto, and one of his sound poems was etched into the pavement.

Family Life

He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He died unexpectedly at the age of forty-three, following a routine surgical procedure.

Associated With

During the 1980s, he was a writer for "Fraggle Rock," a popular television show produced by Jim Henson.

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