news | Wednesday February 4, 2015

Q&Q Shouts Out to Meredith Quartermain and Jordan Abel

Quill & Quire previews Spring 2015 books of all genres on its website this month, and two Talonbooks are mentioned in short fiction and poetry – Meredith Quartermain’s forthcoming collection of poetic short stories, I, Bartleby, and Jordan Abel’s Un/inhabited.

Pauline Johnson, Robin Blaser, Daphne Marlatt, and, of course, Melville haunt I, Bartleby (Talonbooks), the new collection of stories from Vancouver poet Meredith Quartermain. (source)
Un/inhabited (Talonbooks), the second collection from Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel, is a “source text” created by searching all the instances of words relating to territory, land, and ownership in the public domain works catalogued online by Project Gutenberg. The result is what fellow poet Shane Rhodes calls “graphic art, anti-poetry, a trace history of reading, and sociological groundwork.” (source)

Un/inhabited is available now for $24.95. Watch for I, Bartleby in April. See Q&Q’s other spring previews online.

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