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LPG LGTBQ Group Catalogue: Spring/Summer 2019

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By (author): Brian Dedora Translated by: Martin Rodriguez-Gaona
9781771661560 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / LGBT Toronto Sep 09, 2015
$18.00 CAD
Active 5 x 8.1 x 0.2 in 72 pages Book*hug Press
When acclaimed Canadian writer Brian Dedora travelled to Spain in 2012 to explore "Lorca's Granada," he experienced an unexpected transformation that set him on a path of understanding -- of the life and work of Federico Garcia Lorca, of the basic elements in common between the Spanish writer's life and his own, and of the tragic grandeur of Lorca's death in Granada in 1936.

Lorcation progresses transformationally from prose poem to informal essay, sustained by its three vital metaphors of journey, suitcase, and crossroads. The book, presented as a bilingual English and Spanish edition, follows Dedora's reading and re-enactment of Lorca's life and writing, especially the Spanish author's emergent awareness of his homosexuality, culminating, for Dedora, in a new understanding of Lorca's call to attend to the living within the enigma of death.

With its blending of the personal with the historical, Lorcation by Brian Dedora will fascinate lovers of Lorca's writing, and may just spur on a whole new generation of readers to discover the life, loves, and losses of this enigmatic Spanish virtuoso.

Praise for Lorcation:

"Exciting, moving, a gift for us, a gift for Lorca. Dedora traces an under-the-skin map of both poet's physical and emotional landscapes." -- Laura García-Lorca, President, Federico García Lorca Foundation, Madrid

Praise for Brian Dedora:

"Gutsy writing from a diving heart that knows how to surface from darkness into the liberating play of language. Stories within stories of growing up Other. Brian Dedora's sleight-of-hand narrating offers social recognitions with all the casualness of experience as it hits, hard." --Daphne Marlatt

"Dedora drags the past without misty-eyed backward looking or anything that reads like recrimination; just a tautly measured parsing of what occurred and the implicit amazement that anyone in midlife feels that somehow one has ducked and dodged at just the right time and managed to make it this far." --Bill Richardson

"Dedora...creates a perfectly homogeneous book, 'a continuum of traces' into the future. A truly haunting reading experience." --Lola Tostevin

British Columbia-born Brian Dedora is a writer and performance artist whose work has been anthologized and widely published in special and limited editions. His books include A Few Sharp Sticks (2011), A Slice of Voice at the Edge of Hearing (2008), which was shortlisted for the ReLit and George Ryga Awards, With WK in the Workshop (1989), as well as White Light (1987). Dedora lives in Toronto, Canada and Granada, Spain. Connect with Brian at

Martin Rodriguez-Gaona (Lima, 1969) has published the books of poetry Efectos personales (Personal Effects, Ediciones de Los Lunes, 1993), Pista de baile (Dance track, El Santo Oficio, 1997), Parque infantil (Playground, Pre-Textos, 2005), Codex de los poderes y los encantos (A Codex of Powers and Spells, Olifante, 2011) y Madrid, línea circular (Madrid, circular line, La Oficina de Arte y Ediciones, 2013 / Winner of the City of Cáceres Poetry Prize ), and the essay Mejorando lo presente. Poesía española última: posmodernidad, humanismo y redes (Improving the present. Latest Spanish poetry: postmodernism, humanism and networks (Random House, 2010). He has been a fellow at the Foundation Residencia de Estudiantes during 1999-2001, and worked as literary advisor for ??this institution until 2005. He has also won the International Fellowship of poetry Antonio Machado de Soria in 2010. His work translator of poetry includes versions like La sabiduría de las brujas de John

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