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May 2015

Sunday May 24, 2015
Poetry Reading: Jeff Derksen in Washington, DC

Wednesday May 27, 2015
Play: “The Art of Building a Bunker” by Guillermo Verdecchia in Vancouver

Thursday May 28, 2015
Poetry Reading & Book Launch with Oana Avasilichioaei in Montreal

Friday May 29, 2015
Book Launch: Colin Browne Hatches The Hatch in Nelson, BC

Sunday May 31, 2015
Nikki Reimer at the Envoi Poetry Festival in Winnipeg

June 2015

Thursday June 4, 2015
Poetry Reading: Jónína Kirton with Room magazine

Tuesday June 9, 2015
A Gathering of Poets: Readings by BC Book Prize Finalists

July 2015

Monday July 20, 2015
M.A.C. Farrant reads at the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference in Victoria, BC

October 2015

Thursday October 1, 2015
Play: “The Waiting Room” by Morris Panych & John Mann in Vancouver

February 2016

Thursday February 4, 2016
Play: “The (Post) Mistress” by Tomson Highway, Vancouver

Tuesday February 16, 2016
Play: “Winners and Losers” in Vancouver

April 2016

Thursday April 7, 2016
Play: “The Valley” by Joan MacLeod, Vancouver
Posted: Monday July 16, 2012
Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure - The Third Mind

Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure are set to release their all new album “The Piano Poems – Live From San Francisco” on Oglio Records August 14th, 2012.

This video clip from the Oglio Home Video release “The Third Mind” gives a short history of these two great artists and their collaboration.

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Thursday May 21, 2015 in Meta-Talon

Drew Hayden Taylor on Inconvenient “Indians”

Drew Hayden Taylor

Playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor has published, in this week’s issue of NOW magazine, a defense of his new children’s play (“Spirit Horse”) and an exploration of the political and social correctness or incorrectness of using racial epithets. Today on Meta-Talon, a few brief extracts from an article well worth reading.

Tuesday May 12, 2015 in Meta-Talon

A keepsake from The Keeper’s Daughter

The Keeper’s Daughter is a new novel by French-Canadian first-time author Jean-François Caron, now translated into English by W. Donald Wilson for Talonbooks.

Structured as a series of short cinematic “takes,” this novel about recovering both personal and shared histories is told in a polyphony of voices. Châtelaine called it a “sheer joy to read,” and we think you’ll agree – which is why we’ve published an excerpt from the book on Meta-Talon today. Dip into The Keeper’s Daughter: Rose and the Archipelago of Shifting Memories; the water’s warm!

Thursday May 7, 2015 in Meta-Talon

In Conversation with Sandra Huber and Garry Thomas Morse

By Garry Thomas Morse & Sandra Huber

In today’s Meta-Talon installment, Sandra Huber and Garry Thomas Morse discuss their recent works, Assembling the Morrow and Minor Expectations (respectively) – as well as the intertexts and writing processes involved – in a conversation that touches on dreams, metonymy, “sleeping through history,” Ada Lovelace, Guy Maddin, and film, among other delights . . .

Thursday April 30, 2015 in Meta-Talon

Poetry Month 2015 Wrap-Up

Celebrate the last day of National Poetry Month with us! In case you missed anything this past month, we’ve gathered on Meta-Talon all the good stuff from National Poetry Month 2015 – poems, reviews, photos from events, poetic advice for your love life, and podcasts.

Current Catalogues

[image: Spring 2015 catalogue] [image: Talonbooks 2014 First Nations catalogue]



As Always

Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

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Canada: A New Tax Haven

Alain Deneault
Translated by Catherine Browne

Dead Metaphor

George F. Walker

Ebooks (Full List)


Get Me Out of Here

Sachiko Murakami

I, Bartleby

Meredith Quartermain

Limbinal cover

Oana Avasilichioaei

Odd Ducks cover
Odd Ducks

Bryden MacDonald

page as bone – ink as blood cover
page as bone – ink as blood

Jónína Kirton

Peacock Blue cover
Peacock Blue

Phyllis Webb
Edited by John F. Hulcoop

The Hatch

Colin Browne

The Keeper's Daughter cover
The Keeper’s Daughter

Jean-François Caron
Translated by W. Donald Wilson

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The Shoplifters

Morris Panych

The St. Leonard Chronicles

Steve Galluccio


Jordan Abel

Winners and Losers

Marcus Youssef & James Long

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