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David UU

Alternate Names:
Doctor Dog
David W. Harris
Vital Dates:
Born: 1948
Died: 1994


On arriving in Toronto in 1966, Harris began working closely with bpNichol on various text and sound projects. He participated in the founding of the concrete poetry magazine grOnk with David Aylward, bpNichol and Rah Smith. At this time he began exhibiting his visual poetry and collage worldwide, achieving some acclaim. Harris adopted the pseudonym David UU around 1970. In Vancouver in 1973 he helped organize Brasilia 73, an international concrete poetry show. He was a prolific publisher and encouraged the talents of many Canadian writers early in their careers. He founded and operated Fleye Press (1966–70), Divine Order of the Lodge (1971–1975), Derwyddon Press (1976–81), Silver Birch Press (1987–94; later MindWare) as well as several magazines (Spanish Fleye and Luv for Poemz from Fleye Press in the mid 1960s and Lodgistiks from Derwyddon Press in the 1970s) and numerous imprints for booklets, pamphlets, broadsides, postcards and other ephemera.

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