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“Come the Revolution,” a broadside produced in support of Stephen Collis’s legal battle against Kinder Morgan
Tomorrow evening in Vancouver, activist poet Stephen Collis and friends raise money for their legal defence fund against Kinder Morgan in the ongoing protest to protect Burnaby Mountain. Talon poets Cecily Nicholson and Jordan Abel will also be in attendance, and will read alongside a number of poets taking a stand against Kinder Morgan.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Law Courts Inn Restaurant
800 Smithe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
More information & tickets are available at EventBrite.
Talonbooks has contributed 200 copies of a limited-edition broadside to the fundraising efforts. The broadside, which will be given as a gift with admission to the first 200 attendees, features a poem from Collis’s most recent collection of poetry, To the Barricades (2013), beautifully typeset in the style of the second edition of his book The Commons (2014).
If you’re unable to attend the fundraiser but would like to support the protest efforts, see this Go Fund Me! campaign.
From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice. Leading Aboriginal author Tomson Highway surveys the first wave of Native writers published in Canada, highlighting the most gifted authors and the best stories they have told, offering non-Native readers access to reconciliation and understanding, and at the same time engendering among Native readers pride in a stellar body of work. On Meta-Talon, read a selection from Highway’s prologue.Thursday August 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
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.
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