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The “most dangerous poet in Canada” (according to Eden Robinson) is coming to Portland and Seattle! Not to mention Vancouver, Burnaby, and the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Stephen Collis’s new collection of poetry, Once in Blockadia, comes out in September, and Collis is taking it to the streets.
On September 3, join Stephen Collis and Lynne Quarmby for Climate Stories, an interactive evening of evidence and art on Saltspring Island in the Gulf Islands.
On September 17 in Portland, Oregon, hear Collis read from his forthcoming book, Once in Blockadia. The Switch hosts Jen Coleman, Stephen Collis, and Kaia Sand, three poets reading from their new books.
The next day, September 18, Collis will read in Seattle, Washington.
A month after that, Collis reads in Vancouver, British Columbia at the big Talon Fall poetry launch (October 20), and then at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby (October 24).
Save the dates! And, in the meantime, pre-order Once in Blockadia for $18.95.
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.
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