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Charles Bernstein, "Robin on His Own," West Coast Line 17 (Fall 1995)
         Note on The Fire (essays) (2006)
        Afterword to The Holy Forest (2006)

Mike Boughn, "Bringing Poetry to Opera" Globe and Mail, Oct. 4 2001

Ted Byrne & Charles Watts, eds., Recovery of the Public World: Essays on Poetics in Honor of Robin Blaser (Talonbooks, 1999)                                                              Photo credit: 2002 David Farwell

Joseph Conte, "Seriality and the Contemporary Long Poem," Sagetrieb 11 (Spring & Fall 1992)                                       

Kevin Killian, "Blaser Talk," West Coast Line 17 (Fall 1995)

Daphne Marlatt, "Erratic/Erotic Narrative: Syntax and Mortality in Robin Blaser's 'Image-Nations'" West Coast Line 17 (Fall 1995)

Miriam Nichols, "Independent Realities: Notes on Robin Blaser's Pell Mell," Sulfur 27 (Fall 1990)

Miriam Nichols, ed., Even on Sunday: Essays, Readings, and Archival Materials on the Poetry and Poetics of Robin Blaser (National Poetry Foundation, 2002).  The collection contains the following:

Robin Blaser, "Great Companion: Dante Alighiere I"

Miriam Nichols, "Introduction: Reading Robin Blaser"

George Bowering, "Robin Blaser at Lake Paradox"

David Sullivan, "'Companions    are horizons': 'I,' 'You,' Robin Blaser and Emily Dickinson"

Norma Cole, "A minimum of Matter: Notes on Robin Blaser: 'The Fire,' and 'The Moth Poem'" 

Andrew Mossin, "Recovering the Public World: Robin Blaser and the Discourses of Subjectivity and Otherness in Image-Nations 1-12"

Scott Pound, "Writing/Repeating Community: Robin Blaser's Image-Nation Series"

Peter Middleton, "An Elegy for Theory: Robin Blaser's Essay 'The Practice of Outside'"

Fred Wah, "Music at the Heart of Thinking" 

Paul Kelley, "Still, and Despite"

"Dialogue of Eastern and Western Poetry, Boston, 1956: Robin Blaser and Jack Spider," Annotated by Robert Duncan, edited and introduced by Kevin Killian 

Robin Blaser, "Excerpts from Astonishments" edited by Miriam Nichols

Miriam Nichols, "Interview with Robin Blaser"


Miriam Nichols, "Robin Blaser," Dictionary of Literary Biography, 4th Series, American Poetry Since WWII (1996)

Miriam Nichols, "Robin Blaser," Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada, edited by W.H. New (University of Toronto Press, 2002)

Miriam Nichols, "Robin Blaser's Poetics of Relation: Thinking without Bannisters," Sagetrieb 9 (Spring & Fall 1990)

Miriam Nichols, "Robin Blaser's Syntax: Performing the Real," Line no 3 (Spring 1983)

Miriam Nichols, "Three for Public: Steve McCaffery, Nicole Brossard, Robin Blaser," Public (Spring 1995)


Miriam Nichols, "Poetics of God: Spilling the Name in Robin Blaser's Libretto, The Last Supper" forthcoming in Mosaic


Sherman Paul, "Serial Poems from Canada," in his Hewing to Experience (University of Iowa Press, 1989)

Stan Persky and Brian Fawcett, Robin Blaser (New Star, 2010): free pdf

Peter Quartermain, "The Mind as Frying Pan: Robin Blaser's Humor," Sulfur 37 (Fall 1995)


Jed Rasula, "Taking Out the Tracks: Robin Blaser's Syncopation," Sulfur 37 (Fall 1995)


Charles Watts, "Foreword," Sulfur 37 (Fall 1995)


Phyllis Webb, "Robin Blaser's 'Image-Nations,'" Nothing But Brush Strokes, The Writer as Critic: V edited by Smaro Kamboureli (NeWest Publishers, 1995)