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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

Blonds on Bikes

By George Bowering

Blonds on Bikes is George Bowering’s first book of poetry since Urban Snow was published by Talonbooks in 1992. Characteristic of Bowering’s other work, this book is largely made up of sequences. The longest one, the title poem, is a composition of daily riffs during an autumn in Denmark and Italy. “Pictures” is an album of verbal portraits by a husband and wife who see differently. There is a series of tributes to other writers on special occasions. Sometimes a short lyric sticks its head up. Whatever the form, Bowering is more interested in sound than he is in ground, more interested in wit than he is in shovels. If you read carefully, you might get a little scared. If you want “one of the last great masters who can use language to impose an individual yet universal order on the perceived world,”

dont get your hopes up. Look out for

air

& the knives

in the air—

ISBN 13: 9780889223813 | ISBN 10: 889223815
6 W x 9 H inches | 112 pages
$16.95 CAN / $12.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000

About the Contributors

George Bowering

George Bowering, Canada’s first Poet Laureate, was born in the Okanagan Valley.

After serving as an aerial photographer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Bowering earned a BA in English and an MA in history at the University of British Columbia, where he became one of the co-founders of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH. He has taught literature at the University of Calgary, the University of Western Ontario, and Simon Fraser University, and he continues to act as a Canadian literary ambassador at international conferences and readings.


Writing the Okanagan

George Bowering
Non-Fiction

9780889226340sm
My Darling Nellie Grey

George Bowering
Poetry

9780889225909sm
Kerrisdale Elegies

George Bowering
Poetry

9780889225657sm
Vermeer's Light

George Bowering
Poetry

9780889225299sm
Baseball Love

George Bowering
Fiction

9780889224513sm
And Other Stories

George Bowering
Fiction

9780889223813sm
Blonds on Bikes

George Bowering
Poetry

9780889223455sm
The Rain Barrel

George Bowering
Fiction

Sticks & Stones
Sticks & Stones

George Bowering
Poetry

9780889104570sm
The Moustache

George Bowering
Poetry


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