Four Swans in Fulford Harbour. Salt Spring
Island, BC: (m)Other Tongue Press, 1999.
Grape Vine. Vancouver: Slug Press, 1992.
Hanging Fire. Toronto: Coach House Press,
Nine Poets Printed = 9 Poets Printed. Toronto:
Imprimerie dromadaire, 1986-1988.
Pepper Tree: For Breyten Breytenbach. Toronto:
Imprimerie dromadaire, 1986.
Eschatology of Spring. Salt Spring Island,
BC: Salt Spring Island Voice of Women, 1984.
Water and Light: Ghazals and Anti- Ghazals: Poems.
Toronto: Coach House Press, 1984.
Prison Report. Vancouver: Slug Press, 1982.
Sunday Water: Thirteen Anti-Ghazals. Lantzville,
BC: Island Writing Series, 1982.
Talking. Dunvegan, ON.: Quadrant Editions,
Selected Broadsides. Charlotte Town, PEI.:
Island Magazine, 1981-1982.
The Bowl. Lantzville, BC: Island Magazine,
Wilsons Bowl. Toronto: Coach House
Broadside Poems. Vancouver, British Columbia:
Slug Press, 1979-1982.
For Fyodor. Toronto: M. Ondaatje, 1973.
Naked Poems. Vancouver: Periwinkle Press,
The Sea is Also a Garden: Poems. Toronto:
Ryerson Press, 1962.
In a Garden of the Pitti Palace; A Pang Cantata:
2 New Poems. Vancouver: Pica Press, 1961.
Even Your Right Eye. Toronto: McClelland
& Stewart, 1956.
Trio: First Poems by Gael Turnbull, Phyllis Webb, and Eli Mandel. Toronto: Contact Press, 1954.
Hulcoop, John, ed. Selected Poems, 1954-1965.
Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1971.
Thesen, Sharon, ed. Selected Poems: the Vision Tree.
Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1982.
Butling, Pauline, ed. Seeing in the Dark: the Poetry
of Phyllis Webb. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press,
Alex [sound]. Toronto: CBC Pub., 1966.
Canadian Poets I [sound]. Canadian Broadcasting
Phyllis Webb: The Question as an Instrument of Torture.
[sound] Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1971.
Phyllis Webb: Poetry and Psychobiography.
Fall Equinox Reading at the Literary Storefront.
Tape #4, Mona Fertig, Phyllis Webb, David Frith, Robert Tyhurst &
Lakshmi Gill. [sound] Vancouver: s.n., 1981.
Phyllis Webb. [video] Burnaby, BC: SFU Art Gallery, 1981.
Nothing but Brush Strokes: Selected Prose.
Edmonton, AL: NeWest, 1995.
The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology:
A Selection of the 2004 Shortlist. Phyllis Webb, Ed. Toronto:
House of Anansi Press, 2004.
Radio Talks: From the Phyllis Webb Papers, National Library. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991): 95-102.
Barbour, Douglas. Late Work at the Kitchen Table:
Phyllis Webb's Water And Light. West Coast Line
25.3 (1991): 103-117.
Barbour, Douglas. Lyric/Anti-Lyric: Some Notes About a Concept. West Coast Review 3 (1982): 44-63.
Barbour, Douglas. Rev. of Water And Light: Ghazals
And Anti Ghazals, by Phyllis Webb. Journal of
BC Poet Honoured [BC Gas Lifetime Achievement Award].
Canadian Bookseller 21.5 (1999): 55.
Butling, Pauline. Paradox and Play in the Poetry
of Phyllis Webb. A Mazing Space: Writing Canadian Women Writing.
Ed. Shirley Neuman and Smaro Kamboureli. Edmonton: Longspoon/NeWest, 1986.
Butling, Pauline. Phyllis Webb as a Post-Duncan
Poet. Sagetrieb: A Journal Devoted to Poets in the Imagist/Objectivist
Tradition 7.1 (1988): 57-78.
Butling, Pauline. Preface. You Devise. We Devise. A Festschrift for Phyllis Webb. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991).
Butling, Pauline. Seeing in the Dark: The Poetry
of Phyllis Webb. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1996.
Butling, Pauline. You Devise. We Devise.
A Festschrift for Phyllis Webb. Canadian Literature 138/139
Butling, Pauline, ed. You Devise. We Devise.
A Festschrift for Phyllis Webb. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991).
Carr, Brenda. Genre Theory and the Impasse of Lyric?
Reframing the Questions in Phyllis Webb's Lyric
Cash, Gwen. Portrait of a Poet: Victoria's Phyllis
Webb. B.C. Magazine 6 April 1957: 17.
Cogswell, Fred. Good But Not Great. Rev. of
The Sea is Also a Garden, by Phyllis Webb. The Fiddlehead
55 (1963): 68.
Cookshaw, Marlene. Rev. of Hanging Fire,
by Phyllis Webb. Malahat Review 95 (1991): 127-128.
Davey, Frank. Phyllis Webb. From There
to Here: A Guide to English Canadian Literature Since 1960. Erin,
ON: Porcepic, 1974. 261-65.
Davey, Frank. The Struggle for Phyllis Webb.
Canadian Literary Power. The Writer as Critic IV. Gen. ed.
Smaro Kamboureli. Edmonton: NeWest P, 1994. 197-244.
Dorscht, Susan R. Poems Dressed in a Dress and Naked:
Sweet Lines from Phyllis. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991):
Fagan, Cary. The Articulate Anger of Phyllis Webb.
Books In Canada 20.1 (1991): 21-23.
Findley, Timothy. Friends, Romans, Phyllis Webb:
Lend Me Your Ears. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991/1992):
Frey, Cecelia. The Left Hand of Webb. Prairie
Fire: A Celebration of Writing by Canadian Women 7 (1986): 37-48.
Frey, Cecelia. Phyllis Webb: An Annotated Bibliography.
The Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors. Eds.
Robert Lecker and Jack David. Vol.6. Toronto: ECW, 1985. 489-98.
Garebian, Keith. Where Are These Voices Coming From?
Books In Canada 27.5 (1998): 16-18.
Glickman, Susan. 'Proceeding Before the Amorous
Invisible': Phyllis Webb and the Ghazal. Canadian Literature
115 (1987): 48-61.
Hatch, Ronald B. Rev. of Hanging Fire, by
Phyllis Webb. University of Toronto Quarterly 61.1 (1991):
Helwig, Maggie. Rev. of Hanging Fire, by
Phyllis Webb. Books In Canada 19.7 (1990): 37-38.
Hulcoop, John. Birdsong in the Apparatus:
Webbs New Selected Poems. Essays on Canadian Writing
Hulcoop, John. Introduction. Selected
Poems 1954-1965. Ed. John Hulcoop. Vancouver:
Hulcoop, John. Phyllis Webb and the Priestess of
Motion. Canadian Literature 32 (1967): 29-39.
Hulcoop, John. Rev. of Hanging Fire, by PhyllisWebb. Canadian Literature 133 (1992): 166-168.
Hulcoop, John. Webb's Book of Revelation: Lifting
the Lid Off Krakatoa and Spiritual Storm?
Hulcoop, John. Webbs Water and Light.
Canadian Literature 109 (1986): 151-159.
Kamboureli, Smaro. The Poetics of Failure in Wilson's
Bowl. Island 10 (1981): 84-88.
Kamboureli, Smaro. Seeking Shape, Seeking Meaning:
An interview with Phyllis Webb. West Coast Line 25.3
Keith, W.J. Struggles with Silence. Rev. of
Wilson's Bowl, by Phyllis Webb. Canadian Literature
91 (1981): 99-102.
Keith, W.J. Rev. of Seeing in the Dark: The Poetry
of Phyllis Webb, ed. Pauline Butling. Canadian Poetry 43
Knight, Lorna. Oh for the Carp of a Critic: Research
in the Phyllis Webb Papers.” West Coast Line 26.2
Knight, Lorna. With All Best Wishes, High Hopes
and Thanks: Phyllis Webb, Canadian Poetry and Publishing in the Early
1950s. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991): 43-53.
Knutson, Susan. Chiasmus, Chasm, Chi: Phyllis Webb's
Semantic Geometry. West Coast Line 25.3
Lamont-Stewart, Linda. Rev. of Seeing in the Dark:
The Poetry of Phyllis Webb, ed. Pauline Butling.
Macfarlane, Julian. Rev. of Selected Poems,
by Phyllis Webb. The Capilano Review 1 (1972): 53-58.
Mandel, Ann. The Poetry of Last Things. Rev.
of Wilson's Bowl, by Phyllis Webb. Essays on Canadian
Writing 26 (1983): 85-91.
Mallinson, Jean. Ideology and Poetry: An Examination
of Some Recent Trends in Canadian Criticism. Studies in Canadian
Literature 3.1 (1978): 93-109.
Marlatt, Daphne. The Proper Response to a Poem is
Another Poem. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991):42.
Mays, John Bentley. Phyllis Webb (for Bob Wallace).
Open Letter 2.6 (1973): 8-33.
Munton, Ann. Excerpt from an Interview with Phyllis Webb. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991): 81-85.
Pacey, Desmond. A Group of Seven. Queen's
Quarterly 63 (1956): 436-443.
Phyllis Webb and Daphne Marlatt: a Selected Correspondence.
West Coast Line 25.3 (1991): 89-94.
Phyllis Webb Clears the Air: No Longer a CanLit
Goddess of Gloom. Globe and Mail 11 May 1983: 19.
Phyllis Webb wins BC Gas Lifetime Achievement Award
for literary and artistic creators. British Columbia Report
10.15 (1999): 51.
Poems Born out of Silence for Phyllis Webb.
Vancouver Sun 25 March 1983: L28.
Poetry and Psychobiography. Brick: A
Literary Journal 46 (1993): 4-12.
Potvin, Liza. Phyllis Webb: The Voice That Breaks.
Canadian Poetry 32 (1993): 37-64.
Potvin, Liza. Rev. of Hanging Fire, by PhyllisWebb.
Event 21.2 (1992): 120-122.
Pyrcz, Heather, Margaret Atwood, George Bowering, Gary
Geddes, Erin Moure, Sharon Thesen, Roy Kiyooka, Timothy Finley. For
Phyllis. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991):141-152.
Radio Talks: From the Phyllis Webb Papers.
West Coast Line 25.3 (1991/1992): 95-102.
Relke, Diana M. Feminist Ecoccritique as Forensic
Archaeology: Digging in Critical Graveyards and Phyllis Webbs
Gardens. Greenwor(l)ds: Ecocritical Readings of Canadian Women's
Relke, Diana M. Feminist Ecoccritique as Forensic
Archaeology: Digging in Critical Graveyards and Phyllis Webbs
Gardens. Canadian Poetry 42
Ricou, Laurie. Phyllis Webb, Daphne Marlatt and
Simultitude: Journal Entries from a Capitalist
Rosenthal, Helene. The Luminous Web. Rev of
Selected Poems, by Phyllis Webb. The Ubyssey
14 Sept. 1971: 7-8.
Scobie, Stephen. Breaking: Extracts from The Kiel
Diary. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991): 125-138.
Scobie, Stephen. I and I: Phyllis Webbs I
Daniel. Open Letter 2/3 (1985): 61-68.
Scheier, Libby. Kicking the Dogma Under the Table:
Some Thoughts on Phyllis Webb. West Coast Line 25.3
Sejur, Leila. Addressing a Presence: An Interview with Phyllis Webb. Prairie Fire 9.1 (1988): 30-43.
She's calling it quits, but still hatching
poems. (Profile of Phyllis Webb) Globe and Mail [Metro
Edition] 18 Feb 1989: C14.
Skarstedt, Sonja A. Rev. of Hanging Fire,
by Phyllis Webb. Zymergy 5.1 (1991): 35-49.
Sonthoff, Helen W. Structures of Loss: The Poetry of Phyllis Webb. Canadian Literature 9 (1961): 15-22.
Stainsby, M. Interview with Phyllis Webb.
British Columbia Library Quarterly 36 (1972): 5-8.
Story, Norah. Webb, Phyllis. The Oxford
Companion to Canadian History and Literature. Toronto: Oxford
University Press, 1967. 825.
Thesen, Sharon. Introduction. The Vision
Tree. Ed. Sharon Thesen. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1982.
Thompson, Lee B. Rev. of Seeing in the Dark: The
Poetry of Phyllis Webb, ed. Pauline Butling. Journal ofCanadian
Poetry 14 (1997): 153-157.
Thurston, John. Rev. of Phyllis Webb & Her Works,
by John F. Hulcoop. Journal of Canadian Poetry 7 (1992):
Tostevin, Lola Lemire. Theyll Say its
Stolen, or Else it as By Chance. West Coast Line 25.3
Urquhart, Jane. Rev. of Hanging Fire, by
Phyllis Webb. Journal of Canadian Poetry 7 (1992): 170-171.
Van Herk, Aritha. And Silence is Also a Nakedness:
An Inter-text to Naked Poems. West Coast Line 25.3
Wachtel, Eleanor. Intimations of Mortality.
Books in Canada 12 (1983): 8-15.
Wah, Fred. From Music at the Heart of Thinking.
West Coast Line 25.3 (1991): 185-187.
Wallace, Terri. Rev. of Hanging Fire, by
Phyllis Webb. Zymergy 5.1 (1991): 143-144.
Webb Shatters a Poetic Silence. Montreal
Gazette, April 16, 1983: I1.
Williamson, Janice. Read the Poems, Read the Poems.
All right? Sounding Differences: Conversations with Seventeen
Canadian Women Writers. Toronto: University of Toronto Press,
Williamson, Janice. You May Read My Signs but I
Cross My Path and Show you Nothing on your Way: The Feminine Suicide Narratives
of Phyllis Webb. West Coast Line 25.3 (1991): 155-174.
Woodcock, George. In the Beginning was the Question:
The Poems of Phyllis Webb. Queens Quarterly 93.3
York, Lorraine M. Home Thoughts or Abroad? A Rhetoric of Place in Modern and Postmodern Canadian Political Poetry. Essays on Canadian Writing 51/52 (1993): 321-339.
Archer, Anne. Double Talk: The Contemporary
Canadian Long Poem, Phyllis Webb and D.G. Jones. Dissertation. Queen's
Potvin, Elizabeth. Aspects of the Spiritual in Three Canadian Women Poets: Anne Wilkinson, Gwendolyn MacEwen, and Phyllis Webb. Dissertation. McMaster University, 1992.
1982: $2,300 awarded to Webb from fellow Canadian poets
in recognition of Wilson's Bowl, which many felt was deserving
of a Governor General's Award nomination; the letter accompanying the
prize money stated that this gesture is a response to your whole
body of work as well as to your presence as a touchstone of true good
writing in Canada, which we all know is beyond awards and prizes.
1983: Governor General's Award for The Vision Tree:
1992: made an Officer of the Order of Canada
|Phyllis Webb was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1927. She attended both the University of British Columbia and McGill University. She has published nine collections of poetry, and in 1982, she won the Governor General's Award for Vision Tree. She has worked as a writer and broadcaster for the CBC, where she created the CBC Radio Program Ideas in the mid-sixties. She has taught creative writing at the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia and the Banff Centre, and served as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta from 1980-81. Webb now lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. She is a Life Member of the League of Canadian Poets.|
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