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    The Lady Smith Andrew Moodie Canada
    9781553310020 Paperback DRAMA / Canadian Publication Date: January 01, 2000
    $14.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.25 in | 72 pages Carton Quantity: 76 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      What happens when the ?other woman” becomes your roommate? What happens when she starts to confide in you about her affair?

      From the playwright of ?A Common Man’s Guide to Loving Women,” comes a claustrophobic drama, set in the Black community of Toronto’s Bloor and Bathurst neighbourhood, which challenges the distance between deception and redemption.
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      Andrew Moodie
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      ?No question playwright Andrew Moodie has a gift for naturalism.?
      ? Toronto Star

      ?Amusingly inventive.?
      ? Globe & Mail
      “No question playwright Andrew Moodie has a gift for naturalism.” — Toronto Star
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    Like a Child of the Earth Jovette Marchessault Canada, Yvonne M. Klein Canada
    9780889222618 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date: January 01, 1988
    $18.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      Like a Child of the Earth, the first volume of Jovette Marchessault’s autobiographical trilogy, won the Prix France-Québec in 1976. In it, the largely self-taught artist and author, who left school at the age of fourteen to work in a factory, reflects upon her ?years of wandering before encountering painting and writing.” Though a first novel, this is by no means a conventional account of growing up poor in the Plateau Mont-Royal. Rather it is a unique, lyrical, frequently surreal interior journey which carries the reader in the belly of a great Greyhound from Mexico across all America, past cornfields haunted by Jack Kerouac’s ghost, to Montreal, back through time to Columbus, and forward to futures as yet unrealized. The final section of the book celebrates Jovette’s grandmother, painter of hens and pianist extraordinaire, who becomes the centre of the next volume, Mother of the Grass. Though distinctively québécoise, Marchessault’s voice is profoundly North American as well, and her vision encompasses the tragic and glorious history of the entire continent.
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      Jovette Marchessault
      Born in Montreal, Quebec, Jovette Marchessault is a novelist, a playwright and a sculptor. She is the winner of the Prix France-Québec, the Grand Prix Littéraire Journal de Montréal, the Grand Prix Littéraire de la ville de Sherbrooke and the Governor General’s Award. Like a Child of the Earth (1988), The Magnificent Voyage of Emily Carr (1992), Mother of the Grass (1989), Saga of the Wet Hens (1983) and White Pebbles in the Dark Forests (1990) are available in English translation from Talonbooks.

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      ?The most profound glimpse into a native Canadian woman’s imaginative experience.?
      ? Books in Canada

      “The most profound glimpse into a native Canadian woman’s imaginative experience.”
      Books in Canada

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    The Days Forecasts, Warnings, Advice M.A.C. Farrant Canada
    9781772010077 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date: September 13, 2016
    $14.95 CAD 5 x 8.5 x 0.32 in | 128 pages Carton Quantity: 63 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      It’s hard to worry about the future when you’re laughing at the hilarious absurdity of daily life.

      The days we live go by like slugs eating their way through leaves; everything changes, yet nothing changes, and the years soon accumulate. Who doesn’t read their daily horoscope, searching for guidance about what’s to come, how to live? What is life, but ordinary and special days, time passing, humour, sex, death, and love (making it all bearable)? All these are repeated gestures that run through The Days, a kind of absurdist guidebook made up of ninety unconventional, very short stories collected in three tight sections. This is fiction that thinks, fiction that cuts to the chase, told with Farrant’s trademark humour and acerbic wit. Her miniatures gracefully articulate the contemporary zeitgeist: anxiety about the future coupled with absurd mundanity. Somehow, always, Farrant captures the moments that buoy us up, crystallizing the experiences keeping us from being overwhelmed while calling our attention to overwhelming truths.

      Let yourself be excited and delighted. Farrant’s artfully spare stories – averaging a couple of paragraphs each – offer enough food for thought (and mood) to keep you going for months. Dip in occasionally to be reminded of the strangeness of us, or read from beginning to end and immerse yourself in a slightly skewed version of reality – one in which people are frank and the world is unforgiving as it shimmers like light on water, sometimes blinding, always dazzling.

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      M.A.C. Farrant is the author of fourteen works of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and over one hundred book reviews and essays for the Vancouver Sun and the Globe & Mail. Her memoir, My Turquoise Years, which she adapted for the stage, premiered April 4 to May 4, 2013 at the Arts Club Theatre’s Granville Island Stage in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her novel, The Strange Truth About Us: A Novel of Absence, was chosen by The Globe & Mail as a Best Book of 2012. The World Afloat: Miniatures, a collection of very short fiction, won the City of Victoria Book Butler Book Prize for 2014.

      A full-time writer currently residing in North Saanich, B.C., Farrant’s work as been nominated for many awards, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, National Magazine Awards, Victoria Book Prize, and two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for her play My Turquoise Years, among others. She has taught writing at the University of Victoria, Victoria School of Writing, and Banff Centre for the Arts, and was writer-in-residence at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

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      Victoria City Book Prize 2017, Short-listed
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      "Farrant’s work is infused with iconoclastic innovation."
      Globe & Mail
      "One of the best humorists in the land."
      Ottawa Citizen
      "Canada’s most ascerbic and intelligent humorist."
      BC Bookworld
      “A beguiling, quirky delight … Ever-whimsical and confidently left-field. … It is fully possible to discern serious intent behind the book’s gleeful riffling through cultural ephemera; the odd humor, off-center observations, and clever wordplay anchor the book … A tilted or askew vision operates throughout and takes readers to unexpected but rewarding places.”
      Publishers Weekly
      “Hilarious, absurd, these pieces of micro-fiction are like a mirror held up to the reader’s life. Farrant’s spare prose packs full stories into a few short paragraphs that you will be thinking about for weeks afterwards. She has her finger on the pulse of our times.”
      —City of Victoria Butler Book Prize jury, 2017
      “Once again M.A.C. Farrant has delivered a packet of fictional snippets with heft. … Grounded in the everyday, Farrant’s observations reveal the unusual in the usual, and she does it with her charming and quirky sense of humour. … Farrant has her finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary life and can see both its beauty and its flaws, and they’re often the same thing. … The Days: Forecasts, Warnings, Advice is great fun, but it also makes you look at the world in a fresh way.”
      Vancouver Sun
      “Nimbly walking the tightrope between prose and poetry … knife-sharp narratives … an odd, Alice in Wonderland-esque calendar … You can feel you’re growing older in the few hours it takes to read these tales. … a book that doesn’t give the brain a moment’s rest.”
      Pacific Rim Review of Books
      “The short prose pieces in this new collection are sharp and shapely embodiments of the old adage ‘Less is more.’ Here M.A.C. Farrant curates her own brilliant and uneasy theory of modern life where every day is ‘a combination of breath and panic and glory’.”
      —Diane Schoemperlen
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    9780887544651 Paperback DRAMA / Canadian Publication Date: January 01, 1985
    $16.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.3 in | 122 pages Carton Quantity: 130 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      Roughly based on The Trial by Franz Kafka, this black comedy changes the lead character to a modern business woman who finds herself accused of an unknown crime. The more she delves into the bureaucratic nightmare the more her ordered, little world unravels and the more she is entangled in the increasingly obscure process.

      Cast of 3 women and 4 men.
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      Sally Clark
      Born in Vancouver, Sally Clark is a critically acclaimed playwright who has been dazzling audiences with her penchant for dark humour, ironic wit and sharp character portrayals. Her plays, typically presented in a series of short, vivid and fast-paced scenes, seamlessly combine comedic and tragic motifs to tell the stories of strong and adventurous women. She is also an accomplished painter, director and filmmaker.
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    9781772011609 Paperback DRAMA / Canadian Publication Date: May 01, 2017
    $16.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.75 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 39 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      Everything we eat tells a story. In A Taste of Empire, delectable samples from a real-time cooking demonstration offer food for thought about colonialism and the ethics of modern-day food systems.

      Food and Wine named him Chef of the Decade. In 2016 he was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. Recently Microsoft released the hit video game Maximo Cortés: Kitchen Gangsta. You’ve seen him on television. You’ve bought his bestselling cookbooks. Now for a limited engagement … it’s the Demon Chef, the Madman of the Kitchen, the Grand Master of Imperial Cuisine … Chef Maximo Cortés.”

      The premise of the show is a once-in-a-lifetime cooking demonstration by Chef Maximo Cortés, the renowned inventor of his signature-style “Imperial Cuisine.” The audience excitedly awaits Chef Maximo’s arrival, relaxing with cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres served to their seats. Suddenly their complacency is broken when Maximo’s amusing assistant, Jovanni, appears onstage. The celebrity chef in unavailable, but no worries: Jovanni, too, is an expert at preparing the traditional Filipino dish Rellenong Bangus (Stuffed Milkfish), and the audience follows along on a journey filled with humorous banter and a silky milkfish, sharp chef’s knife in Jovanni’s hand. As he cooks, he deconstructs the dish in humorous and surprising ways, serving up opinions on the European colonization of Asia, the state of modern agriculture, the ethics of food distribution and consumption – only a few of the ideas sampled in this engaging performance piece. When the actual fish dish is cooked and ready to eat, audience members are given tasting plates and even more food for thought. A Taste of Empire is truly a feast for the mind and palate. We call it “Iron Chef meets Guns, Germs, and Steel.” Bon appetit!

      Cast of 1 man.

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      Jovanni Sy is a playwright, director, actor, and the Artistic Director of Gateway Theatre in Richmond, BC.

      In 2010, Jovanni wrote and performed A Taste of Empire which was nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Outstanding New Play. It was subsequently remounted by Vancouver’s Boca del Lupo Theatre. A Cantonese version of A Taste of Empire was translated and performed by Derek Chan (with Jovanni directing) in 2016.

      Other writing credits include The Five Vengeances, a comic kung-fu adapation of The Revenger’s Tragedy and the libretti to the chamber operas, Haiku Moments and The Cellar Door. Jovanni is currently developing the play Nine Dragons, a detective story set in 1920s colonial Hong Kong.

      Jovanni’s directing credits include God of Carnage, Antigone, and Blackbird (Theatre du Pif in Hong Kong) and Closer Than Ever, Valley Song, and Harvest (Gateway Theatre). In June 2015, he directed Clifford Cardinal’s award-winning play Stitch for Native Earth Performance Arts.

      Jovanni has performed with theatre companies across Canada and overseas.
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      A Taste of Empire is a great success.”
      Globe and Mail
      “Funny, fishy and far-reaching, A Taste of Empire is fascinating international fare. … It’s one of the most expansive evenings of Canadian theatre in terms of geographical and political scope. … A Taste of Empire is largely about looking beneath the surface of things … The extent to which Jovanni Sy’s A Taste of Empire has anti-racist underpinnings is one of the fascinating aspects of the piece – clowning as a socially acceptable alternative to anger.”
      —BC BookLook
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    Essays on George F. Walker Playing with Anxiety Chris Johnson Canada
    9780921368823 Paperback LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama Publication Date: January 01, 1999
    $29.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      From his plundering of elements from B-movies and melodrama in early plays like Zastrozzi and Beyond Mozambique to the uneasy satire and the class politics of the East End and the Power plays, and now most recently in the shape of ?Suburban Motel,” a cycle of six new plays, George F. Walker has not only created a substantial and impressive body of work, but impressed it all with his unique ?Walkeresque” stamp?brash, assertive, perceptive, genuinely perverse, often wonky, and very, very funny. Toronto’s most-produced and internationally recognized playwright, Walker’s plays have appeared on stages in London and New York, across North America and around the world.
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      “This book is … both very welcome and long overdue. … Johnson covers all of Walker’s twenty-seven plays [prior to Heaven]. He also provides a thorough account of Walker criticism … a valuable guide to extant scholarship.”
      – Harry Lane, for Modern Drama
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    Series: The Diaspora of the Desrosiers
    A Crossing of Hearts Michel Tremblay Canada, Sheila Fischman Canada
    9781772010114 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date: July 17, 2017
    $16.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.25 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 29 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      A Crossing of Hearts continues Michel Tremblay’s Desrosiers Diaspora series of novels, a family saga set in Montreal during World War I.

      August 1915. Montreal is stifled by a heat wave while war rages in Europe. The three Desrosiers sisters – Tititte, Teena, and Maria – had been planning a whole week of vacation in the mountains, to do nothing but gossip, laugh, drink, and overeat while basking in the sun. Maria had decided to leave her children, Nana and Théo, in Montreal, in the care of a neighbour who gives her a hand when she needs it. Now Maria’s children come roaring into the kitchen, pink with pleasure, begging to come too. “I keep telling you, Momma, we’ll be as quiet as little mice,” Nana assures her. “We’ll hardly take up any room. You won’t even know we’re there.”

      Reluctantly, Maria takes her children along on the week-long trip to the Laurentians. As the reader views the journey through young Nana’s eyes, we come to understand the impoverished circumstances they leave behind in Montreal, only to find poverty ever more present in the country. Yet here it is surrounded by mountains, reflected in a lovely lake, and the blue sky gives them a moment of respite. It feels good to get out of town, and Tremblay’s writing remains so vivid that the reader imagines dipping into cool lake water along with the family. Encounters with rural relatives crystallize young Nana’s true feelings for her mother, as confidences and family secrets fuse day into night.

      This third novel in Tremblay’s Desrosiers Diaspora series bursts with life as Nana, the young city girl, explores the natural world – and the enchanted forest of her inner, maturing self. The novel also further develops the character of Maria so that we understand her motivations more fully, and at the same time recognize nods to the history of Quebec and the dynamics of the family under the strictures of the Catholic church.
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      Born in a working-class family in Quebec, novelist and playwright Michel Tremblay was raised in Montreal’s Le Plateau neighbourhood. An ardent reader since a young age, Tremblay began to write, in hiding, as a teenager. One of the most produced and the most prominent playwrights in the history of Canadian theatre, Tremblay has received countless prestigious honours and accolades. Because of their charismatic originality, their vibrant character portrayals and the profound vision they embody, Tremblay’s dramatic, literary and autobiographical works have long enjoyed remarkable international popularity; his plays have been adapted and translated into dozens of languages and have achieved huge success in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Of his own work, Tremblay has said,I know what I want in the theatre. I want a real political theatre, but I know that political theatre is dull. I write fables.” Tremblay’s novel The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant was long-listed for the CBC Canada Reads program in both 2002 and 2003. In 2004, he appeared as a guest of honour at the Calgary WordFest. In January and February of 2005, the Manitoba Theatre Centre presented TremblayFest: a two-week extravaganza in which fifteen of Tremblay’s stage plays were performed by sixteen different theatre companies. In April 2006—as Montreal concluded its term as World Book Capital—Tremblay was the recipient of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix, awarded annually in recognition of a lifetime of literary achievement to a writer of international stature and accomplishment.

      Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Sheila Fischman was raised in Ontario and is a graduate of the University of Toronto. She is a founding member of the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada and has also been a columnist for the Globe and Mail and Montreal Gazette, a broadcaster with CBC Radio, and literary editor of the Montreal Star. She now devotes herself full time to literary translation, specializing in contemporary Quebec fiction, and has translated more than 125 Quebec novels by, among others, Michel Tremblay, Jacques Poulin, Anne Hébert, François Gravel, Marie-Claire Blais, and Roch Carrier. Sheila Fischman has received numerous honors, including the 1998 Governor General’s Award (for her translation of Michel Tremblay’s Bambi and Me for Talonbooks); she has been a finalist fourteen times for this award. She has received two Canada Council Translation Prizes and two Félix-Antoine Savard Awards from Columbia University. In 2000, she was invested into the Order of Canada and, in 2008, into the Ordre national du Québec, and, in 2008, she received the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize for her outstanding contributions to Canadian literature. She holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Ottawa and Waterloo. Fischman currently resides in Montreal.
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      “The empathy and tenderness that Tremblay has for his characters is evident on every page of the novel Crossing the Continent.” – Le Devoir
      “In this brilliantly constructed, coming-of-age novel Nana learns and guesses a lot of things about each of the characters she encounters. By the end of her journey, she is not the same: she is not an adult, she is not a teenager, but she has learned things about life that she had never suspected existed.” – Voir
      “In this novel, Tremblay not only gives his fans the background they crave on their beloved Plateau characters, he also sets the groundwork for understanding that the world and the people in it are Janus-like. Good and bad, French and English, country and city, moral and immoral, brave and scared, everything is all rolled up into this thing called life.” – The Globe and Mail
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    A Record of Writing An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography of George Bowering Roy Miki Canada
    9780889222632 Hardcover LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian Publication Date: January 01, 1990
    $39.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 404 pages Carton Quantity: 18 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      Canada’s first poet laureate George Bowering is one of the best known writers and literary personalities in the nation. Poet, novelist, essayist, historian, critic and teacher, he is a prolific, irrepressible writer whose works have been published and produced in an extraordinary variety of forms. A Record of Writing traces the development of Bowering’s consciousness as a writer through four decades of work?from his early days with the Oliver Chronicle and The Ubyssey, to his involvement in the avant-garde writing community of the 1960s and 1970s, to his life as a mature writer, confident in a wide range of literary genres and activities.

      Dr. Roy Miki’s unique bibliographic method proposes that the writing cannot be separated from the writer: throughout the book there are illustrations, photographs, annotations, choice excerpts from Bowering’s works, and passages from his lively correspondence, all of which illuminate and enrich the tremendously detailed bibliography.
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      Roy Miki
      Roy Miki is a writer, poet, and critic who has taught and written about the work of bpNichol for many years. He was the editor of Pacific Windows: Collected Poems of Roy K. Kiyooka which won the 1997 Poetry Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. His major bibliographic study, A Record of Writing: An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography of George Bowering, won the Gabriel Roy award from the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures as the best book on Canadian Literature for 1991. Miki is also the editor of This Is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians (1985); Tracing the Paths: Reading‚ Writing The Martyrology (1988); co-editor with Cassandra Kobayashi of Justice In Our Time: The Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement, and Meanwhile: The Critical Writings of bpNichol.
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      “An extraordinary contribution to this field."
      Canadian Library Journal
      Winner of the Gabrielle Roy Prize, Best Critical Book in English (1990)
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    Once in Blockadia Stephen Collis Canada
    9781772010152 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date: September 16, 2016
    $18.95 CAD 6 x 8.5 x 0.32 in | 148 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      In this collection of long and serial poems, Stephen Collis returns to the commons, and to his ongoing argument with romantic poet William Wordsworth, to rethink the relationship between human beings and the natural world in the Anthropocene. Collis circumambulates Tar Sands tailings ponds and English lakes—and stands in the path of pipelines, where on Burnaby Mountain in 2014 he was sued for $5.6 million dollars by energy giant Kinder Morgan, whose lawyers glossed Collis’s writing in court by noting that "underneath the poetry is a description of how the barricade was constructed." Called by Eden Robinson "the most dangerous poet in Canada," in Once in Blockadia Collis is in search of how we can continue to resist—as we only begin to understand the extent of our complicity and the depths of the predicament we are in.

      The bulk of Once in Blockadia is made up of two long sequences evolving from found texts, and two long poems that engage with Wordsworth. The two found texts relate to two blockades Collis was involved in: one blocking the flood of commodities into the Port of Vancouver, and the other blocking the potential flood of oil out of Vancouver. In both cases the poetry and "notes" that follow offer glimpses into the documentary "fact" of events, the resistance behind the blockade, the reasons for them, and the complex of resistant affects driving the events. The two Wordsworthian long poems involve two walks—one in the Alberta Tar Sands, and the other in Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere. In the first instance Wordsworthian description is applied to the impossible to aestheticize Tar Sands; in the second, Wordsworth’s own beloved home is revealed not as an alternative to the destruction of extraction, but as conditioned, surrounded, and structured by it.

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      Stephen Collis >is a poet, editor, and professor. His many books of poetry include The Commons, On the Material, awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry, To the Barricades, and (with Jordan Scott) DECOMP. He has also written two books of literary criticism, a book of essays on the Occupy Movement, and a novel. In 2014 he was sued for $5.6 million by U.S. energy giant Kinder Morgan, whose lawyers read his writing in court as "evidence," and in 2015 he was awarded the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy. He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches at Simon Fraser University. His website is www.beatingthebounds.com.
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      “One of the most striking examples of political poetry I’ve seen in a while. … [Once in Blockadia] could easily be considered his strongest collection to date … While the three volumes (to date) that have made up his ongoing “Barricades project” – Anarchive (New Star, 2005), The Commons(Talonbooks, 2008/2014), and To the Barricades (Talonbooks, 2013) – have cohered and articulated language as an element of social action, Once in Blockadia is denser and more focused, composed as much as a cudgel and a call-to-action as a communique on or consequence of the Trans Mountain pipeline.” —rob mclennan
      "Collis’s book moves beyond the scale of both Williams’s man/city and Ginsburg’s generation/nation to bring the bioregion into deep focus as both place (actually inhabited) and space (increasingly uninhabitable). Collis’s strength as a poet is his ability to hold in simultaneous suspension the descriptions of particular lifeforms and of sprawling, capitalist ecocidal apparatus … The poetic “doing” Collis does in Blockadia is already more thoroughly embedded in bioregion than is most contemporary ecopoetry. It is more fluid in its shifts of time, scale, and system, and readier to spill off the page into practice."
      Boston Review
      “Collis is mindful of the entwined nature of historical events and our emotional attachments to the places that we share or defend. … Once in Blockadia is a valuable book for allies, poets, and scholars … Collis’ work represents a nascent ecopoetics of place for the twenty-first century. I was immediately touched by it; my first impulse was to recommend it to close friends and to colleagues invested in the troublesome and shifting language of emplacement.”
      —William V. Lombardi, for Canadian Literature
      “This book lives in Realms Ecological and is … somewhat punk about it. Once in Blockadiais uniform in concern, but not in technique or style. … These are militantly humane texts about climate disaster … Collis is working with the postmodern lyric. His most common syntactical gambit is a jaunty, conversational line that is then crashed into by one boiled down, deeply overstressed. We bounce along then jam: jerk: stick: recommence. It’s a lively, effective tactic. … A sad, angry, critical, noble book is Blockadia.”
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      Once in Blockadia is the anvil we’ve been waiting for. Political and ecological, civil and riotous, Stephen Collis has crafted work demonstrative of a poetic system that contends beautifully all the damning systems around us.”
      —Yellow Rabbits
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    Harry's Fragments A Novel of International Puzzlement George Bowering Canada
    9780889103870 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date: January 01, 1990
    $18.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 182 pages Carton Quantity: 42 Canadian Rights: Y Talonbooks
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      In a parody of a thriller novel, Harry the Hack, newly recruited literary spy, follows a mystery woman seeking wisdom and sanity.
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      George Bowering
      George Bowering, Canada’s first Poet Laureate and co-founder of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH, was born in the Okanagan Valley.

      A distinguished novelist, poet, editor, professor, historian and tireless supporter of fellow writers, Bowering has authored more than 80 books, including works of poetry, fiction, autobiography, biography and youth fiction.

      In 2002, Bowering was recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the most influential people in British Columbia.

      In 2011, he received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in British Columbia.
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      "Deconstructs the sexy spy thriller in a clever pastiche of literary styles."
      Ottawa Citizen

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