Brian Brett

The Poet of Trauma Farm

Date:May 2012

Brian Brett, a poet, a man of letters a farmer, a man deeply concerned about food and the human dance with nature. These themes merge in his sweeping meditation Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life.

Brian Brett is a passionate and diverse award-winning Canadian novelist, critic, and poet. His book, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life, is an often amusing portrayal of rural life interspersed with thought-provoking reflections about the modern world, and rooted throughout by a profound knowledge of biology and botany.

Brett studied literature at Simon Fraser University from 1969 to 1974, which coincided with his entry into the world of writing and publishing. Around this time he also worked in an editorial capacity with several publishing companies including the Governor-General’s Award winning Blackfish Press.

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