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Book of Frog, The
By (author): Jan Zwicky
9781897141496 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / General Sep 15, 2012
$20.00 CAD
Active 5 x 7 x 0.4 in 112 pages Pedlar Press
What Frog is saying about the Book of Frog:The Book of Frog is probably the best book ever written, right up there with The Divine Comedy and Gilgamesh. Except it's short and in English! A cinch, huh? You will like it. In addition to being action-packed and by me, it has some great pictures (also of me). And it has some excellent emails from my friend Al, who is extremely smart. You will learn stuff you never knew, maybe even be enlightened. (It's possible.) If you think that because it is a book by a frog, it has nothing for you, you are wrong. Frogs are the best. Even Al thinks so. It talks about Schubert and baseball and green onion pancakes. With ponzu sauce! And there are heaps of tips on how to manage the humans in your life. What are you waiting for? Get your copy today! Get copies for all your friends! Release your inner amphibian! It's like they say: small, gutsy and gorgeous. Also green! On real paper with real ink. Accept no substitutes. Ask for Genuine Frog. - from Frog Previous books • Wittgenstein Elegies - 1986 • The New Room - 1989 • Lyric Philosophy - 1992 • Songs for Relinquishing the Earth - 1996, 1998 (winner of the 1999 Governor General's Award for Poetry) • 21 Small Songs - 2000 • Wisdom & Metaphor - 2003 (shortlisted for the 2004 Governor General's Award for Nonfiction) • Robinson's Crossing - 2004 (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, shortlisted for the 2004 Governor General's Award for Poetry) • Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences - 2005 (shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Pat Lowther Award) • Plato as Artist - 2009 • Forge - 2011

JAN ZWICKY is a Canadian philosopher, poet, essayist and musician. Zwicky taught both philosophy and interdisciplinary humanities courses at the University of Victoria, from 1996 until 2009. She has served as a faculty member at the Banff Centre Writing Studio, has conducted numerous writing workshops and edits regularly for Brick Books. Zwicky's poetry deals frequently with music, as well as the natural world, and has often been cited for its intense lyricism. Her recent collection, *Forge*, was nominated for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize. Zwicky lives in British Columbia.

Here is what is paradoxical: that a significant part of the meaning of words rests in wordlessness. — Jan Zwicky

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