Jamie Reid

Jamie Reid (1941 – 2015) was a Canadian writer, activist, and arts organizer. He was born in Timmins, Ontario and came of age on Canada’s West Coast. Reid co-founded the influential poetry journal TISH in Vancouver in 1961 with George Bowering, Frank Davey, David Dawson, and Fred Wah. He published his first collection of poems, The Man Whose Path Was on Fire, in 1969. Reid returned to poetry and cultural criticism in the late 1980s, with a special interest in jazz expressed in many of his works. He lived in North Vancouver with his wife, the painter Carol Reid, since returning to Vancouver in 1990, and their home was a hub of literary activism and activity, including the publication of his local/international avant-garde magazine DaDaBaBy. Reid also edited and contributed to the intergenerational Vancouver literary journal Tads (1996-2001).

Contributor
Open Text: Vol. 1 (2008)
One More Once: for Pierre Coupey’s 70th (2012)