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In tomorrow’s conversation and reading from his new book Studies in Description, Dr. Carl Peters will give a close reading of Gertrude Stein’s seminal modernist text, Tender Buttons (1914), and will discuss her poetry in the light of painting, theatre, and cinema.
Peters is a scholar, curator, and author of bpNichol Comics (Talon, 2002) and textual vishyuns: image and text in the work of bill bissett (Talon, 2011). His most recent book-length critical work is Studies in Description, an annotated study of Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons (Talon, 2016).
Join Peters for the talk tomorrow: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7 PM at the People’s Co-Op Bookstore (1391 Commercial Drive) in Vancouver, BC. All are welcome!
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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