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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

The Moustache
Memories of Greg Curnoe

By George Bowering

George Bowering and Greg Curnoe became friends in London, Ontario in 1966. Bowering was a 30-year-old poet and university student and Curnoe was a 29-year-old painter who had dropped out of art school in Toronto to return to his place of birth. Their art was in its youth, their eyes and ears were wide open and their stomachs could withstand pots and pots of strong, black coffee. For 26 years they grew up parallel, inside each other’s work. Greg Curnoe was killed on his bicycle late in 1992, struck down in the middle of his bright career.

This memoir was begun in London, Ontario on November 20, 1992.

ISBN 13: 9780889104570 | ISBN 10: 889104573
6 W x 9 H inches | 128 pages
$16.95 CAN / $ US
Rights: World
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000

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Documents a friendship through the kinship of the creative spirit.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record

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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