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Venerable author and noted fun guy George Bowering continues his travels this month, reading from one of his four new books (no kidding!), Writing the Okanagan – a collection of fiction and non-fiction, written over many years and now collected into one volume, about and set in his home region.
At 6 PM on October 20 (that’s tomorrow!), Bowering will appear at the Vancouver Writers Festival on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. He’ll be interviewed by fellow Talon poet and BC literary luminary Colin Browne. Don’t miss it!
More Bowering readings not to miss this month: 12 noon on October 26 at the Ottawa Writers’ Festival (event at Christ Church Cathedral on Sparks Street); 7 PM on October 28 at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg; October 29 at the University of Manitoba Archives, also in Winnipeg; and again in Vancouver on the evening of November 7 at Western Front, where Bowering jointly celebrates his birthday with Glenn Lewis.
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.Thursday March 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Critically acclaimed poet and Vancouver native Adeena Karasick was in her hometown last month to celebrate the donation of her archive to Simon Fraser University. The Collection of Contemporary Literature at SFU’s Bennett Library contains one of the biggest selections of avant-garde poetry in North America.
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