Jack Kerouac dubbed him "the best living poet in Canada". bill bissett's solar roll in the Canadian literary avant-garde during the 20th century can not be overstated. Pleonasm has compiled with the help of Mr. bissett, a collection of poetry, ecstatic shamanic thaumaturgy and song, beginning with his cult-acclaimed debut
album AWAKE IN THE RED DESERT (1969), then hop scotching though a career of equally impressive musical poetry titles. Bill has also published over 60 books of poetry and is also known for his psychedelic acrylic paintings and word-processor poem-drawings.
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