The PropertiesFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889226852 | paperback / softback

$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6.75 W × 9.75 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226852 | Rights: WORLD

Poetry begins when the properties of things — and the correspondences among them — reveal themselves through language. Language is the veil that can pierce itself. The poems in The Properties record encounters between desire and the repressed or suppressed interstices of social, economic, political and unconscious forces. They’re alert to correspondences, attentive to the lines of force to which the poet’s family quietly assented in the contested place that is the Northwest Coast of North America.

Short-listed 2013 Ethel Wilson Poetry Prize

By Colin Browne

Colin Browne is the author of Abraham (Brick Books, 1987); the critically acclaimed collection of poetry Ground Water (Talonbooks, 2002), which was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award and a Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize; and The Shovel (Talonbooks, 2007), shortlisted for the 2008 ReLit Award. Browne’s films include Linton Garner: I Never Said Goodbye (2003), Father and Son (1992) and White Lake (1989), which was nominated for a Genie for Best Feature Length Documentary.

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news | 2013-03-14
The Properties Up For BC Book Prize!

…We are thrilled that Colin Browne’s The Properties is nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry …


news | 2013-02-08
Colin Browne Reads at the CAG!

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news | 2012-11-14
Colin Browne at Emily Carr University

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news | 2012-05-08
May is Talon Poetry Month!

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