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ISBN: 9780889227514 | paperback / softback

$16.95 | 88 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227514 | Rights: WORLD

The Monument Cycles investigates our relation to monuments and works of public art, ranging from memorials to cenotaphs, expressing our desire to capture the fleeting and intangible. Speaking specifically to the city of Vancouver, these poems focus explicitly on the impoverished Downtown Eastside, exploring the narrator’s experiences working in the poorest postal code in Canada.

By Mariner Janes

Mariner Janes was born in Victoria, British Columbia, and was raised in East Vancouver. His work has been published in West Coast LINE and in the chapbook blueprint. The Monument Cycles is his first book. While studying English literature at Simon Fraser University, he co-edited iamb magazine, a venue for new and emerging writers.

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news | 2014-02-03
Interview with Poet Mariner Janes on PRISM International Blog

…Mariner Janes, author of The Monument Cycles , was recently interviewed by poet Rob Taylor for … PRISM International’s blog. Read a poem from The Monument Cycles and the full interview here. …


news | 2013-12-06
Interview: Mariner Janes on The Monument Cycles

…with Talon poet Mariner Janes, whose first book, The Monument Cycles , launched in the spring of 2013. The interview, … arrived and I was thrilled with what I found. The Monument Cycles is a deep consideration of place, grounded in … you go read the interview on Rob Taylor’s blog. The Monument Cycles is available for $16.95. …


news | 2013-06-12
Mariner Janes on Co-op Radio out of Vancouver

…East Side (D.T.E.S.) and first book of poetry, The Monument Cycles . Stream or download the June 12 Wax Poetic …


news | 2013-05-27
Video: Mariner Janes Reads at the Talonbooks Spring Poetry Launch in Vancouver, 2013

…Here is a small taste of The Monument Cycles by Mariner Janes, which launched in Vancouver in …


news | 2013-05-03
Interurban Launch for the Monument Cycles!

…Janes for the launch of his first book of poems The Monument Cycles at Interurban Gallery in Vancouver. Written … lens of history, geography, and a fear of memory, The Monument Cycles roams from meditations on DNA and remembrance, to …


news | 2013-04-12
Monuments, Dog House, Otters!

…a highly entertaining evening. That is to say, The Monument Cycles , In the Dog House , and Coping with Emotions and …


news | 2013-04-03
Talonbooks Launches Five New Poetry Titles for Spring!

…Bucchia, In the Dog House by Wanda John-Kehewin, The Monument Cycles by Mariner Janes, To the Barricades by Stephen …