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Author Garry Thomas Morse, having launched last fall the second book in a series of three books that comprise five “nodal” novels, now revisits poetry as a recurring commentator on Jacket2. His commentary, appearing March through May, highlights 36 poetry books published in Canada. The first installment shines the spotlight on The Book of Marvels by Lorna Crozier (Greystone Books, 2012).
Morse also exchanges his novelist cap, and sets aside his critic cap, to don again his poet cap: four new poems by Morse appear in the latest online issue of The Puritan – and are accompanied by audio versions! Read and/or listen to them here.
A review by Phoebe Wang was also recently published in The Puritan: “‘Three Passages West’: A Review of Brian Brett’s The Wind River Variations, Garry Thomas Morse’s Discovery Passages, and Evelyn Lau’s A Grain of Rice ”.
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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