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English Prof, author and poet B.W. Powe publishes compelling new book of poetry, Decoding Dust, in 2016 – the launching point for a must-read Brainstorm Q&A. Esteemed Canadian poet, novelist and essayist B.W. Powe is one of York’s treasures, bolstering this University’s strong literary tradition. A prolific writer, he has produced books that were championed […]

Reading by B.W. Powe from his collection “Decoding Dust” published by NeoPoiesis Press Technogenie by B.W. Powe  Technogenie by B.W. Powe from NeoPoiesis Press on Vimeo. Invitation Reader Remembrance Seas For Auxi Dream-catching Hear more poems read by B.W. Powe here: Some Advance Reviews:- “What’s B.W. Powe: A Poet, an aphorist,a lyric philosopher-historian, a master of […]

By Peter Robb, The Ottawa Citizen For three decades the University of Toronto was the home of two towering intellects: Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye. It was, according to B.W. Powe, whose 2014 book Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy (University of Toronto Press) followed their careers, a special time and place in […]

 B.W. Powe “There will likely be many McLuhan and Frye commentaries in the future, and with any luck some will be brilliant, but no one will ever write with such passion as Powe’s on the vision of  these two beleaguered spiritual explorers”. — Philip Marchand, National Post Please join us for a reading by B.W. Powe […]

A Review by B. Andrew Paskauskas, Toronto, April 7, 2015 On the back pack page of Where Seas and Fables Meet: …, we read that B.W. Powe is first and foremost a philosopher; followed by poet, novelist, and essayist. The ordering is fitting because here, in his latest contribution to world literature, Powe forges in […]

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ (1881 – 1955) Marshall McLuhan acknowledged Teilhard de Chardin as follows in The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962):- “… since our new electric culture provides our lives again with a tribal base. There is available the lyrical testimony of a very Romantic biologist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, in his Phenomenon of Man (p.240): ‘Now, to […]

This is a powerful, beautiful book that blends parables, aphorisms, dreams, fantasies, ideas, anecdotes, witticisms, puns, vignettes, and prose poems in a meditative and often passionate way. It is a book that takes the risk of being free in its style and form, to affirm the possibilities of thought, spirit, heart, humour, and imagination. In […]

McLuhan-Frye Two of Canada’s cultural and intellectual giants were also rivals at the University of Toronto. by B. W. Powe They were two of Canada’s central cultural and intellectual figures. They were also colleagues and rivals “whose careers unfolded in curious harmony even as their intellectual engagement was antagonistic,” writes B. W. Powe in his […]

Victoria College, University of Toronto, the Northrop Frye Centre, the University of Toronto Press and Pages Unbound present – A multimedia presentation & B.W. Powe in conversation with Journalist and McLuhan Biographer Philip Marchand Wednesday, October 15, 5 – 8 PM FREE Alumni Hall, Victoria College University of Toronto 73 Queen’s Park Crescent East Click […]

The Place: Room 305 (Senior Common Room), Founder’s College, York University, Toronto (see York U map here ) The Date & Time: Thursday, September 18, 2014 – 3:00 to 5:00 PM Everyone welcome! Refreshments will be served. B.W. Powe