Frank Davey is both participant and witness in his provocative examination of the nature of literary power as a part of general cultural and political relationships in contemporary and anglophone Canada.
Frank Davey has been a poet, editor, small-magazine publisher, literary critic, and cultural critic in Canada since 1961. He is editor and co-founder of the influential poetry newsletter Tish (1961-63) and since 1965 editor of Open Letter , the Canadian journal of writing and theory. With Fred Wah in 1984, he founded SwiftCurrent , the worldas first online literary magazine, and operated it until 1990. His more than forty books include Louis Dudek and Raymond Souster (1980), The Abbotsford Guide to India (1986), Reading Canadian Reading (1988), Canadian Literary Power (1994), and Back to the War (2005).