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Above: Quarmby and Collis lead protesters
Congratulations to Talon poet Stephen Collis! On Friday, September 25, Collis was awarded by Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy.
The Sterling Prize was established at Simon Fraser University in 1993 to honour and encourage work that provokes and/or contributes to the understanding of controversy. It may be awarded for work in any field, including – but not limited to – the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and education. The selection of the annual prize winner is the responsibility of the Sterling Prize Committee.
Collis’s co-recipient this year is Lynne Quarmby, an SFU professor of biology. Together Collis and Quarmby faced litigation by Kinder Morgan earlier in the year as representatives of civil disobedients against the building of the Kinder Morgan pipeline on Burnaby Mountain. Read more about the award and its receipients on SFU’s website.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked our staff to recommend favourite Talon books that they felt contributed to the advancement of women and to the feminist literary canon.Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon
By Carl Peters
On Meta-Talon today, please enjoy the full text of the presentation given by Carl Peters at the Modern Languages Association convention in New York City on January 7, 2018. This talk responds to the question posed in the MLA convention session Rhetoric in Post-Factual Times: how to perform textual analysis in a time when facts are no longer the marker of good argumentation. (Peters’s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.)Thursday December 21, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Our little end-of-year present to you is a miniature from M.A.C. Farrant’s delightful collection of very short stories, The World Afloat. Happy Holidays from Talonbooks!
Our Spiritual Lives
We’ve seen stains on tea towels that look like Jesus Christ’s face so we know he exists. And we know that dried seaweed can save the Douglas fir from extinction so we hang dried seaweed from the tree’s branches.Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Meta-Talon
A finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, In a World Created by a Drunken God has been in steady demand since it was first published 11 years ago. From 2006 until the end of 2017, In a World Created by a Drunken God was in print with its original cover, which showed moving boxes and a flip phone. Now, Talonbooks has reprinted In a World Created by a Drunken God for the fourth time, and it wears a dynamic, new cover …
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