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We are pleased to see Talonbooks publicized in a variety of contexts, and there has been some nice press for Talon’s book design in the last few weeks!
Early in February, the All Lit Up blog featured Fred Wah’s collected earlier poems, Scree (designed by Leslie Smith), in its Beautiful Books column. And what a book it is! In the words of the Malahat Review,
Scree, a handsome and expansive collection containing almost thirty years of Wah’s poetry, is both an introduction to and overview of the writer’s powerful but understated literary oeuvre. … As his body of work expands over time, so does its breadth and insight, even as the author breaks, disrupts and refines poetic form. Like the mountain that is a recurring image throughout Wah’s work, the vistas of Scree are both subtle and breathtaking…
Now, Quill and Quire has featured our new covers for Michel Tremblay’s Notebook series (designed by Chloë Filson). The Black Notebook, The Red Notebook, and The Blue Notebook are delightful novels that take place in Montreal just before, during, and after Expo 67. Being the 50th anniversary of both Expo 67 and Talonbooks, 2017 is a great year to revisit this delightful series! Find them on the last page of Q&Q’s March 2017 issue!
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.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.
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