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Arthur Bull

Arthur Bull lives on Digby Neck in the Bay of Fundy regional of Nova Scotia. He has previously published two book-length collections of poetry, and two chapbooks.
His poems and translations from classical Chinese have appeared in numerous Canadian and US journals. Arthur Bull is also a musician and has been active on the Canadian improvised music scene since the 1970’s.  He has also worked in various capacities as an activist for the rights of small-scale fishermen.

In 2009 he visited the Protestant cemetery in Rome, where Keats and Shelley are buried, as well as political thinker Antonio Gramsci, whose grave inspired Pier-Paolo Pasolini’s long poem, ‘Gramsci’s Ashes’, and was reminded of why he became a poet in the first place.

Arthur's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.

Origami Micro-Chapbook 

Selected Poem(s)

Six Birds


Cover Art: York Street mural
by Craig Anthony Miller “CAM”

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A murmuration
of starlings churn
and pour their thickness
between office towers
inflating the square
they knot and loosen
clouds of sixteenth notes
before they leave to
sleep under the bridge
Arthur Bull © 2014