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    Life Without Death The Cinema of Frank Cole Mike Hoolboom, Tom McSorley
    9780919096431 Paperback PERFORMING ARTS / Film On Sale Date: May 15, 2009
    $25.00 CAD 5.5 x 8 x 0.75 in | 220 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Coach House Books
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      His picture can be found in the Guinness Book of World Records, an award Cole was granted after crossing the Sahara desert on a camel. When he was murdered by thieves in Mali during his final crossing in 2000, it took months to positively identify the body, and the killers were never found.Why did he choose to go so far and endure such hardships? That question, addressed through years of training and discipline has led to a singularly luminous oeuvre of films that have spread the name of Frank Cole across the cinematic landscape.is volume collects voices near and far offering multiple vantages to the rigorous enigma of Frank Cole. There are recollections from his diplomat father, and best friend travel author Richard Taylor. Inspired by Frank's journey, Belgian journalist and filmmaker Ben Vandoorne set off to the Sahara to make his own award-winning movie Incha Allah and he writes about Cole as his ghost companion. The director of Switzerland's seminal Visions du Reel documentary festival weighs in, as well as key French avant-garde theorist, Yann Beauvais. Best selling author Geoff Pevere, multiple-Genie Prize winner John Greyson, Dutch filmmaker Fred Pelon, video legend Steve Reinke, Whitney Biennial fave Julie Murray also offer their thoughts. Each of Cole's movies were lavishly documented, and the book will draw heavily on this photographic archive, reproducing stunning desert vistas and personal encounters in both colour and black and white. Thebook will also contain Korbett Mathews' award-winning documentary The Man Who Crossed the Sahara, an hour long DVD featuring clips and interviews with those who knew him best.
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      Mike Hoolboom has published two books of interviews with Canadian movie artists, Inside the Pleasure Dome and Practical Dreamers , and a novel, The Steve Machine . Tom McSorley is the director of the Canadian Film Institute. He is a past programmer for the Montreal World Film Festival. He teaches at Carleton University and is the editor of Rivers of Time: The Films of Philip Hoffman . Mike Hoolboom is the author of four books: Plague Years, Inside the Pleasure Dome: Fringe Film in Canada, Practical Dreamers and The Steve Machine . He is a founding member of the Pleasure Dome screening collective and has worked as the artistic director of the Images Festival and as the experimental film coordinator for the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. He is the winner of over thirty international prizes and has enjoyed nine international retrospectives of his work. Tom McSorley is the director of the Canadian Film Institute. He is a past programmer for theMontreal World Film Festival. He teaches at Carleton University and is the editor of Rivers of Time: The Films of Philip Hoffman .
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    Access All Areas A User's Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration Ninjalicious
    9780973778700 Paperback TRAVEL / Special Interest On Sale Date: October 14, 2005
    $20.00 CAD 6 x 8 x 0.65 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Coach House Books
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      Discover a hidden world in your own city! From Ninjalicious, the author of Infiltration zine, comes Access All Areas, the the first published guide to the exciting art of urban exploration, a rapidly growing hobby that allows participants to personally experience their cities' hidden and off-limits spaces. Through chapters on topics like sneaking around, equipping and training, readers will learn the basics of the hobby, as well as about the most popular sites for urban exploration,such as abandoned buildings, construction sites, storm drains and utility tunnels. Always an adventurer, Toronto author Ninjalicious began his intensive, thoroughly documented approach to exploration during a lengthy hospital stay, when boredom motivated him to explore the beautiful old building's every nook and cranny. He began publishing the zine Infiltration in 1996, in conjunction with the website infiltration.org, which, with nearly 2,000 visitors a day, is widely considered tobe an authoritative source on the hobby of urban exploration. Ninjalicious completed Access All Areas shortly before his untimely death from cancer in summer 2005.
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      Ninjalicious, also known as Jeff Chapman, created the popular website infiltration.org and the print publication Infiltration, 'the zine about going places you're not supposed to go'. He is considered to be one of the founders of the modern-day urban exploration movement, and spent most of his life enthusiastically exploring Toronto, and the world, until his death in 2005. Ninjalicious, also known as Jeff Chapman, created the popular website infiltration.org and the print publication Infiltration, 'the zine about going places you're not supposed to go'. He isconsidered to be one of the founders of the modern-day urban exploration movement, and spent most of his life enthusiastically exploring Toronto, and the world, until his death in 2005.
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    Series: Eastern European Poets Series
    The Drug of Art Ivan Blatny, Veronika Tuckerova, Mathew Sweney
    9781933254166 Paperback POETRY / European Publication Date: March 01, 2007
    $18.00 CAD 7 x 9.25 x 0 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Ugly Duckling Presse
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      Lost to the world for decades, Ivan Blatny was, according to the Czech Ministry of Culture, "one of the most significant Czech poets of the twentieth century." Blatny fled Czechoslovakia after the Communist coup in 1948, spending the rest of his life in England. This volume spans fifty years of his career and is notable for being the first major collection of Blatny's work in English, including multi-lingual poems and some poems written mostly or entirely in English. Ouredition includesan Introduction by Veronika Tuckerova, a Foreword by Josef Skvorecky, an Afterword by Antonin Petruzelka, and Working Notes from the translators. "The verses and fate of the poet Ivan Blatny . . . complete the fate of Czech literature, which transcended the borders of the nation, often struggling for survival." - Vaclav Havel
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      Ivan Blatny was born in Brno in 1919 and established a name as a poet rapidly in the late 1930s and war years. He was associated with "Group 42', together with Jiri Kolar, Kamil Lhotak and others, and was also close at this time to poets such as Jaroslav Seifert and Vitezslav Nezval (with whom he later fell out). He left Czechoslovakia in 1948 and came to London, spending the rest of his life in London, Suffolk and Essex and died in Clacton in 1991 Veronika Tuckerova is a native ofPrague and a specialist in Czech litreature. She has taught at Queens College and Columbia University and is a regular contributor to the Prague based journal, Revolver Revue and to the New York-based journal, Slavic and East European Performance. Her translations from German into Czech include Gershom Scholem's memoir From Berlin to Jerusalem and a monograph on Robert Musil; she recently translated Gary Shteyngart's short story "Shylock on the Neva" from English to Czech. Matthew Sweney isa writer, editor, translator, and Assistant Professor of English at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
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    Cars George Bowering Canada, Ryan Knighton
    9781552451151 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: October 16, 2002
    $17.95 CAD 5.25 x 8.75 x 0.4 in | 112 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Coach House Books
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      It's not where you're going but how you get there ...

      Everyone's got a good story to tell about cars: a funny fender-bender, a bad cab ride, awkward amorous acrobatics. But the stories we tell about cars tell even more about ourselves. You'll see what we mean in Cars.

      George Bowering, one of Canada's Grand Prix writers, and Ryan Knighton, a young writer just entering the race, realized that they could tell the stories of their lives and friendship through the automobiles that have driven them.

      Now, these aren't your ordinary boys-and-cars stories. There's no drag racing or cruising for chicks. In fact, George likes to drive pretty slowly, and Ryan, who is now blind, doesn't drive at all. But they take turns in the literary driver's seat, bantering and fender-nudging so their stories curve and tangle like a BC highway, until what emerges is a poignant, hilarious conversation.

      Boiling fish in the radiator, jousting with a forklift, cabbing with Doris Lessing: in one hundred panels (that's fifty each), George and Ryan tell the tales of their friendship, families, friends and loves - all illuminated by the dashboard light. Cars is an auto biography that'll chauffeur you through the intersection of the lives of two of Canada's most exciting writers.

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      George Bowering was born in Penticton, BC, in 1935 and served as a photographer in the RCAF. He has won the Governor General's Award for poetry (The Gangs of Kosmos and Rocky Mountain Foot, 1969) and for fiction (Burning Water, 1980). Recent publications include His Life: A Poem, which was shortlisted for the 2000 Governor General's Award, Bowering's BC and A Magpie Life.

      Ryan Knighton’s most recent book is Cockeyed: A Memoir (Penguin Books, 2006). He is also the co-author of Cars with George Bowering (Coach House, 2002). His journalism and satirical essays have appeared in such magazines as Utne and Saturday Night, and in such newspapers as The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun and The Montreal Gazette. He ispresently undertaking a documentary film with director Scott Smith (Falling Angels) called As Slow As Possible. It involves a pipe organ and over six hundred years of hope.

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    9780889102514 Paperback POETRY / Canadian On Sale Date: January 16, 1998
    $16.95 CAD 5.78 x 8.48 x 0.58 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 33 Canadian Rights: Y Coach House
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      'All of Nichol's work is stamped by his desire to create texts that are engaging in themselves as well as in context, and to use indirect structural and textual devices to carry meaning. In The Martyrology different ways of speaking testify to a journey through different ways of being. Language is both the poet’s instructor and, through its various permutations, the dominant 'image' of the poem. The [nine] books of The Martyrology document a poet’s quest for insight into himself and his writing through scrupulous attention to the messages hidden in the morphology of his own speech.' - Frank Davey

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      bpNichol was the author of numerous books of poetry, including In England Now That Spring (co-authored with Steve McCaffery), Truth: A Book of Fictions and nine volumes of The Martyrology, as well as four novels, several books for children and one collection of short fiction. A founding member of the sound poetry quartet The Four Horsemen, Nichol was recognized internationally as one of the majoravant-garde writers of his time. Besides his small press and magazine editorial activities (including Ganglia, grOnk and Underwhich Editions), he was a great collaborator with many artists in the areas of writing, sound poetry performance, and linguistic research.
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    Nets Jen Bervin
    9780972768436 Paperback POETRY / American On Sale Date: October 01, 2004
    $14.00 CAD 6.56 x 6.22 x 0.38 in | 130 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Ugly Duckling Presse
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      Bervin shows us ways in which we might open up pre- or over-determined uses of past structures without erasing them-making the poems all the more complex by their refusal to dislocate. Her Nets is context responsive and responsible, without the knot of lyric-envy and linguistic guilt of many contemporary poems that pillage the past for strangeness, or worse, for an energetic imagination that might impersonate the writer's. -Christine Hume, Aufgabe. Process note from Jen Bervin: I stripped Shakespeare's sonnets bare to the 'nets' to make the space of the poems open, porous, possible-a divergent elsewhere. When we write poems, the history of poetry is with us, pre-inscribed in the white of the page; when we read or write poems, we do it with or against this palimpsest."
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      Poet and visual artist Jen Bervin's work brings together text and textile in a practice that encompasses poetry, artist books, large-scale art works, and archival research. Her poetry/artist books include The Dickinson Composites (Granary Books 2010), The Silver Book (Ugly Duckling Presse chapbook 2010), The Desert (Granary Books 2008), A Non- Breaking Space (UDP 2005, web-only), The Red Box (2004), and Nets (UDP 2004). Bervin's work has been shown at The WalkerArt Center and The WrightExhibition Space, and is in many special collections including the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Stanford University, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the British Library. She has received fellowships in art and writing from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, Centrum, The MacDowell Colony, Visual Studies Workshop, and The Camargo Foundation and is an editor-at-largefor jubilat. Bervin teaches poetry in the low-residency Writing MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. www.jenbervin.com
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    9781933254623 Paperback POETRY / American On Sale Date: November 01, 2010
    $15.00 CAD 9.18 x 6.23 x 0.29 in Carton Quantity: 100 Canadian Rights: Y Ugly Duckling Presse
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      This Time We Are Both is a previously unpublished work that dates back to the publication of such seminal Clark Coolidge books as The Crystal Text, At Egypt, and Odes to Roba. Based on his first trip to the Soviet Union as he followed the itinerary of the Rova Saxophone Quartet 1989 tour of Leningrad, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, and Moscow, This Time We Are Both uses a dense stream-of-conscious style that employs a fragmentary, often reverse syntax that is a hallmark of Coolidge's poetics. Phrases and images leap between lines to evoke a heady mix of anxiety and paranoia that document and respond to the collapse of the Soviet Union and a city on the verge of starvation and deterioration. "Like the rest of his oeuvre, This Time We Are Both shows that, while Language poetry doesn?t care about lyricism and aesthetics, it can sometimes still give pleasure. It's a strange, wonderful achievement, even if too few are paying attention." ?Brooks Lampe, the the
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      Clark Coolidge was born in Rhode Island in 1939. His first full-length collection of poems was Flag Flutter & U.S. Electric (1966). In the early 70's he was included in the An Anthology of New York Poets and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine. One of the seminal figures of experimental poetry, Coolidge was one of the leading authors on This Press, Sun and Moon Press, and United Artists Books. A life-long jazz musician, his poetics explores a linguistics of the visual and sound through reductive combinations of layered images that are both meticulously composed yet seemingly improvisational.
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    Toronto Modern Architecture: 1945-1965 Bureau of Architecture and Urbanism (BAU)
    9781552451168 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / Buildings On Sale Date: November 16, 2002
    $24.95 CAD 8.28 x 11.7 x 0.28 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Coach House Books
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      Toronto, like the Senate of Canada, seems ever fated to be the place for sober second thought. Blessed with undeniable urban vitality, it is yet weighted down by a serious case of the 'what-ifs', by the burden of histories it doesn't have. Some of these histories never existed; others have been demolished. Originally published in 1987, Toronto Modern was prepared as a catalogue to accompany the eponymous exhibition organized by the Bureau of Architecture and Urbanism (BAU), a group of architects devoted to the recognition and preservation of Toronto's Modernist architectural heritage. Initially formed in response to the unfortunate demolition of George A. Robb's 1955 Bulova Tower (to make way for the Molson Indy racetrack!), BAU was instrumental in challenging and revising Modernism's reputation as an aberrant temporary interruption of the Western classical tradition. They strove to emphasize the differences - both physically and theoretically - between European Modernism andour own homegrown brand, arguing for the historical and economic significance, charm and dynamism of some of Toronto's most interesting and storied buildings, including the O'Keefe Centre, Massey College, the Toronto-Dominion Centre and City Hall. This new edition of the catalogue includes the original five critical essays (featuring Ruth Cawker on the design of the University of Toronto and Brigitte Shim on Don Mills, the first large-scaled modern community of the post-war era developed solelyby private enterprise), in-depth analyses of ten individual structures, hundreds of black-and-white photographs (many new) by Steven Evans and a timeline detailing the historical and architectural events of the period. This is augmented by a new introduction by Marco Polo, Assistant Professor at Ryerson and Editorial Director of Canadian Architect, bringing readers up to speed on developments since the original exhibition and providing commentary on its impact.
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      Originally published in 1987, Toronto Modern was prepared as a catalogue to accompany the eponymous exhibition organized by the Bureau of Architecture and Urbanism (BAU), a group of architects devoted to the recognition and preservation of Toronto's Modernist architectural heritage. Initially formed in response to the unfortunate demolition of George A. Robb's 1955 Bulova Tower (to make way for the Molson Indy racetrack!), BAU was instrumental in challenging and revising Modernism's reputation as an aberrant temporary interruption of the Western classical tradition. They strove to emphasize the differences - both physically and theoretically - between European Modernism and our own homegrown brand, arguing for the historical and economic significance, charm and dynamism of some of Toronto's most interesting and storied buildings, including the O'Keefe Centre, Massey College, the Toronto-Dominion Centre and City Hall. This new edition of the catalogue includes the originalfive critical essays (featuring Ruth Cawker on the design of the University of Toronto and Brigitte Shim on Don Mills, the first large-scaled modern community of the post-war era developed solely by private enterprise), in-depth analyses of ten individual structures, hundreds of black-and-white photographs (many new) by Steven Evans and a timeline detailing the historical and architectural events of the period. This is augmented by a new introduction by Marco Polo, Assistant Professor at Ryerson and Editorial Director of Canadian Architect , bringing readers up to speed on developments since the original exhibition and providing commentary on its impact.
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    9780889102736 Paperback POETRY / Canadian On Sale Date: January 16, 1998
    $12.95 CAD 5.75 x 8.75 x 0.5 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Coach House
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      In The Better Part of Heaven Ken Norris deepens and extends both the form and content of his expanding body of work. A poetic journal of a journey through the South Pacific, it builds on both the Japanese and Canadian traditions of the travel poem/text, establishing the earthly journey as a metaphor for both a spiritual and an emotional quest.

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      Ken Norris is a Montreal poet living and teaching in Maine. He is the author of dozens of books of poems and the seminal thesis on the little magazine in Canada. His most recent books are Hotel Montreal (Talon Books, 2002) and The Way Life Should Be (Wolsak and Wynn, 2003). He teaches Canadian Literature at the University of Maine.

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    Beauty Is Relentless The Short Movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby Cooper Battersby, Emily Vey Duke Canada, Mike Hoolboom Canada
    9780968211557 Paperback ART / Film & Video On Sale Date: August 15, 2012
    $22.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 200 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
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      The literary post-punk short movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby have been tearing up the festival/gallery circuit for the past fifteen years with their blend of bedroom pop, perverse animations and fame hopes. In this collection of stills, award-winning scripts, creative writings and critical missives, scholars, video legends and animal experts weigh in on why they matter.
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      Vey Duke and Battersby’s work has won the top prize at festivals in Ann Arbor and Chicago,and awards in New York, Zurich and Hamburg. Their art has been collected by a dozen university libraries, including Princeton and Harvard. They teach at Syracuse University.

      Mike Hoolboom is a Canadian film/video artist. He is the author of three books: Plague Years (1998), Fringe Film in Canada (2000), and Practical Dreamers (2008). He’s a founding member of the Pleasure Dome screening collective (Toronto), and has worked as the artistic director of the Images Festival (Toronto) and the experimental film co-ordinator at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (Toronto). He’s won over 30 international prizes, two lifetime achievement awards, and has enjoyed nine international retrospectives of his work.

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