PATRICK FRIESEN has published more than a dozen books of poetry, a book of essays, has written stage and radio plays, and has co-translated, with Per Brask, five books of Danish poetry, including Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments by Ulrikka Gernes, which was nominated for the Griffin Award in 2016.  In January 2020, he released a CD, Buson’s Bell, which consists of composed, as well as improvised music, and text.  His new book of poems, Outlasting the Weather:  Selected & New Poems, 1994-2020, was published by Anvil in August, 2020.