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On Authors for Indies Day (Saturday, April 30 this year), Canadian authors show their appreciation for independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers. Tomorrow, Authors for Indies strikes again! Authors will be at bookstores near you, chatting with customers, recommending books, and helping everyone appreciate the importance of indie bookstores to our communities and our cultural lives.
Four Talon authors (that we know of) will be out and about in Western Canada:
Walter Hildebrandt, poet and author of The Battle of Batoche, will be at Audreys Books in Edmonton from 11 AM until noon.
Poet Nikki Reimer will be at Shelf Life Books in Calgary from 3–5 PM, and her book DOWNVERSE will be there too! See the tweeted evidence:
I'm going selling tomorrow for— Nikki Reimer (@NikkiReimer) April 29, 2016
Authors4indies</a> Day! Come hang out with me 3-5 <a href="https://twitter.com/shelflifeyyc">shelflifeyyc. https://t.co/y67J6s1PRg
Poet Rahat Kurd will be at Book Warehouse on Broadway in Vancouver, reading from Cosmophilia at 4 PM.
Don’t miss your chance to meet these and other wonderful authors in your city, and spend some time browsing your favourite indie bookstore!
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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