bpNichol was a canadian poet whose real name was Barrie Phillip Nichol. He was born on September 30, 1944, and died on September 25, 1988. His most famous published work is probably The Martyrology, a long poem encompassing 9 books in 6 volumes. He founded Ganglia Press in 1965 with David Aylward. A street in Toronto, Canada, is named in his honour. bpNichol Lane is located in the Annex district behind Coach House Press. It features an eight-line poem by Nichol carved into the pavement: "A / LAKE / A / LANE / A / LINE / A / LONE". Nichol died after complications from back surgery.