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Poet Garry Thomas Morse takes part in a number of events during this year’s THIN AIR writers festival in Winnipeg, which is on now! Already he has taken part in the Afternoon Book Chat and the mainstage Poetry Bash. Morse will be reading from his new book, Prairie Harbour, and copies will be available for purchase and signing.
Today, September 24, he gives a reading at 1 PM in the Cross Common Room of St John’s College, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus to which all are welcome. Tomorrow, September 25, he gives another reading as part of A Putting Down of Roots: CV2 40th Anniversary. Help celebrate 40 years of poetry in Winnipeg! CV2 – formally Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing – continues to embody the vision of its founder, the intrepid poet Dorothy Livesay: to present wide-ranging poetry and thoughtful essays about it. To help celebrate this milestone, CV2 teams up with UW’s Gallery 1C03 for “A Putting Down of Roots” – 1 PM at Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg.
Prairie Harbour is now available from Talonbooks, having arrived from the press earlier this week!
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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