Brian Brett


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Brian Brett, former chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada and a journalist for four decades, is best known as a poet, memoir writer, and fictionist. He is the author of twelve books including the poetry collection, “The Colour Of Bones In A Stream,” and the novel, “Coyote: A Mystery.” His memoir, “Uproar’s Your Only Music,” was a Globe and Mail’s Book Of The Year selection by Ronald Wright: “The most exciting Canadian book I’ve read all year. ” His best-seller, “Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life,” won numerous prizes, including the Writers’ Trust annual award for best Canadian non-fiction book. His new poems: “To Your Scattered Bodies Go” won the CBC poetry prize in 2011. A collection of poems and prose poems about an endangered wa ...more

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Trauma Farm: A Rebel Histor...

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Tuco: The Parrot, the Other...

3.76 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Uproar's Your Only Music: N...

4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2004
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The Fungus Garden

2.58 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1988
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Coyote

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The Wind River Variations

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The Colour of Bones in a St...

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Allegories of Love and Disa...

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Tanganyika

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Smoke without exit

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