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April 2016

Saturday April 30, 2016
Authors for Indies Day: Rahat Kurd

May 2016

Wednesday May 4, 2016
Poetry Reading: Garry Thomas Morse in The Pas, MB

Saturday May 7, 2016
Jordan Abel and Lee Maracle read at UBC Bookstore

June 2016

Wednesday June 15, 2016
Jónína Kirton at the Canadian Creative Writers Summit

July 2016

Thursday July 14, 2016
Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival 2016​

November 2016

Wednesday November 9, 2016
Play: “Mom’s the Word” in Winnipeg

May 2017

Thursday May 4, 2017
Play: “Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth” in Kamloops, BC
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 April 28, 2016 in Meta-Talon

National Poetry Month: An Interview with Carl Peters

For National Poetry Month on Meta-Talon, Talon editor Shazia Hafiz Ramji talks with Carl Peters about Studies in Description, Gertrude Stein, the practice of close reading, interdisciplinary influence, Birdman, and Marcel Duchamp.

Thursday April 21, 2016 in Meta-Talon

YOLO: Two poems from Human Tissue by Weyman Chan

Weyman Chan’s fifth collection takes poetry to the laboratory, splicing a layered, tactile network that is Human Tissue. Chan shows us how we come to settle with histories of uncertain beginnings, the presence of science and technology in the mediated body, and how we forge “not knowing” as a vibrant way of being. On Meta-Talon today, read two poems from Human Tissue.

Tuesday April 12, 2016 in Meta-Talon

Alain Deneault on Panama – and Canada

The Panama Papers, a trove of more than 11.5 million documents from law firm Mossack Fonseca, detail the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders, billionaires, and celebrities. The documents show how wealthy public officials use legal loopholes – as well as illegal means – to hide their money.

Canada is not above blame. Not only does Canada offer one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the world, but a number of loopholes encourage companies to relocate to Canada as if it were Barbados or Bermuda. Canada, A New Tax Haven, the latest book by tax policy analyst Alain Deneault, is an attempt to analyze the situation and address its implications for Canadians.

Thursday April 7, 2016 in Meta-Talon

National Poetry Month: An Interview with Garry Thomas Morse

For National Poetry Month on Meta-Talon, Talon editor Shazia Hafiz Ramji talked with Garry Thomas Morse about writing as resistance, typography in poetry, and prairie poetry. Of course, Morse’s responses mention Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Charles Olson, Smaro Kamboureli, Annie Le Brun, and Lars von Trier!

Current Catalogues

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Ebooks (Full List)


[Human Tissue cover]
Human Tissue

Weyman Chan

[Injun cover]

Jordan Abel

Inside the Seed

Jason Patrick Rothery

[Mend the Living cover image]
Mend the Living

Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Pound @ Guantánamo

Clint Burnham

[Price Paid cover]
Price Paid

Bev Sellars

[Running on Fumes cover]
Running on Fumes

Christian Guay-Poliquin
Translated by Jacob Homel


Fred Wah
Edited by Jeff Derksen
Introduction by Jeff Derksen

[Sextet cover image]

Morris Panych

Studies in Description cover
Studies in Description

Carl Peters

[th book cover]
th book

bill bissett

[The Watershed cover]
The Watershed

Annabel Soutar

[We the Family cover]
We the Family

George F. Walker
Introduction by Chris Johnson

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