“The Captain Poetry Poems Complete demonstrates everything worthwhile about Nichol: his free-agent sensibility, his bemused distance from the mainstream-verse universe and its “umpteenth poem on me and mom,” his belief that joy could infiltrate poetic conventions and eat away at their genetic structure.” — Carmine Starnino
bpNichol is best known as the author of the life-long poem The Martyrology, which was begun in the early 1970s and ended in 1988 with Nichol’s death. Active at all levels of book production ranging from his work with the Coach House Press to his belief that “no press is too small,” he also published thousands of smallpress artifacts, of which The Captain Poetry Poems is a fine example
88 pages | 7×10 inches | paperback
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