Bullock, Michael

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Bullock, Michael

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Michael Bullock was born in 1916 in London, England, where he worked for many years as a freelance writer and translator. His prolific, lifelong writing career was not limited; it seems, by genre, and he was to produce essays, plays, works in translation, prose, and poetry throughout his career. As well as being a prolific writer and translator, Bullock was the founder and for five years editor of the British poetry magazine Expression, as well as editor-in-chief of Prism International. He was considered a surrealist (a founding member of Melmoth Vancouver, initially titled The Vancouver Surrealist Newsletter). However, Bullock was unafraid to push the limits of creative writing, often blending poems with music and visual art. Bullock has displayed his artwork in exhibitions and galleries and uses it to augment his textual works. He was educated at the Hornsey College of Art and the Polytechnic School of Language and was chosen as chairman of the British Translators Association in 1963. Bullock came to Canada in 1968 as a Commonwealth Fellow, and in 1969 became a member of The University of British Columbia's Creative Writing Department. He retired from the University in 1983 with the rank of Professor Emeritus.


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