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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

Sticks & Stones

By George Bowering

The publication of Sticks & Stones, George Bowering’s first book of poems, has been one of Canada’s great literary mysteries for almost three decades. Rumoured to have been published by the Rattlesnake Press in 1962, yet only ever found in the darkened vaults of secretive bibliophiles in the form of imperfectly collated, incomplete press proofs, sans cover, several poems, and original drawings by Gordon Payne, this book has remained hidden from public view while Bowering’s literary career blossomed. Here, for the first time, is the complete unabridged publication of Sticks & Stones, including all the poems, with the original drawings by Gordon Payne and the preface by Robert Creeley in place. Roy Miki, author of the definitive critical bibliography of George Bowering, A Record of Writing, has provided an endnote which takes the reader through the literary detective work that resulted in the strange circumstance of the publication of this first edition. This first official publication of Sticks & Stones, twenty-seven years after the fact, is a celebration of a writer at the height of his career, and a tribute to the enduring quality of his work.

ISBN 13: 9780889222687 | ISBN 10: 889222681
6 W x 9 H inches | 64 pages
$15.95 CAN / $11.95 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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