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What’s in store from Talon this coming autumn? Find out in the online version of our Fall 2015 catalogue! (You can also order a print copy of our catalogue by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
This fall, expect new selected and collected works by George Bowering and Fred Wah; new non-fiction from Carl Peters and Daniel Canty (as translated by Oana Avasilichioaei); new fiction from Jack Winter; new poetry from Judith Fitzgerald, Garry Thomas Morse, Rahat Kurd, and Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli; and new plays from Drew Hayden Taylor, Michel Marc Bouchard (as translated by Linda Gaboriau), Marcus Youssef, George F. Walker, and Chantal Bilodeau.
Oh, the places you’ll go! Visit Bowering’s Okanagan. Revisit Stein’s Tender Buttons with Peters. Follow the wind with Canty. Travel to ancient China with Winter. Go back to the land and into the deep of culture with Fitzgerald and Kurd. Be mesmerized by the textual stylings of Morse. Dress up for a hot date with Del Bucchia and Zomparelli. Get trapped with a blues band behind barricades with Taylor. Fall in love with Youssef’s modern-day, inter-cultural, inter-religious Romeo and Juliet. Audit the school of hard knocks with Walker. Celebrate the history of the stage with Bouchard. And save the Arctic with Bilodeau!
Clearly you’ll have to block off some reading time in the autumnal season. In the meantime, we wish everyone a wonderful summer!
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.