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LitDistCo Spring 2014 - Canada

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Moon Baboon Canoe
By (author): Gary Barwin
9781771260336 Paperback, UK Trade English General Trade POETRY / Canadian / General Canada Apr 15, 2014
$17.00 CAD
Active 5.85 x 8.88 x 0 in | 0.28 lb 80 pages Mansfield Press a stuart ross book
A follow-up to his acclaimed The Porcupinity of the Stars, Moon Baboon Canoe is filled with Gary Barwin's trademark humour, invention, musicality and craft and continues his exploration of family, modern life, nature, wonder, philosophy, and the absurd.These witty and surprising poems confront subjects as diverse as time machines, elves, hummingbirds, birth and cows yet manage to explore perennial themes of poetry: delight, mortality, childhood, love, the natural world, and squirrels. It is a baboon-paddled canoe of a book guided by the moon, and a round each bend in the river we find the sources of our strength, consolation, goofiness and joy.

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist and performer. His music, poetry, fiction, and children's writing have been published, performed and broadcast internationally. His many books include The Porcupinity of the Stars (Coach House Books, 2010). He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and online at

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