“Over the past decade or so, no one has done more for poetry in the Pacific Northwest than has Paul Nelson.”– Sam Hamill
Barry McKinnon Interview 2015
by Paul E. Nelson
Barry McKinnon is one of Canada’s most brilliant poets and he honed his art in Prince George, BC, far north of any real cultural centers. He was there in 1969 at the founding of the College of New Caledonia and the “poetry wars” of that town have become the stuff of legend.