Friday, March 14, 2014

Bill Knott: 1940-2014

American poet Bill Knott has died. There is a lovely obituary for him by American poet Elisa Gabbert, posted here on Wednesday, and another, posted yesterday on Coldfront magazine, and a further at Open Letters Monthly. Many in Canada might know of Knott as a favourite of Canadian small press maven Stuart Ross, but he was quite well known as an American poet, as well as a lasting influence upon and mentor to younger writers south of the border. You can also check out a 2005 interview with him here, and another, here. Camille Martin wrote on his work here, as did Kirsten Kaschock.

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