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|March 23, 2017

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With an Introduction by Erín Moure and an Afterword by George Bowering These days, Canada is a heavyweight of world fiction, boasting some of the gaudiest names in the literary firmament, its schools graduating great writers by the frontlist. It's easy…
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|May 1, 2016

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Canada's former poet laureate looks back at a life lived in literature and hockey fandom Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. For many Canadians, the big moments - births, deaths, marriages, moves - are all mixed up with the wins and losses of our teams. The…
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|January 11, 2008

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It is extraordinary that one can take the measure of how radically cultural sensibilities can change throughout a century by a careful reading of only two texts-in this case Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies, written in the midst of the First World War, and…
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|April 1, 2013

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Caprice is the second of three historical novels by George Bowering set in British Columbia, and recently re–issued by New Star Books. Burning Water was reissued in 2007, and Shoot&#33 in 2008 . An officer of the Order of Canada and the Order of British…
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|April 1, 2007

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George Bowering has always maintained many of his poems are germinated in secret ways-secrets he has, until now, assiduously kept to himself. In suddenly giving most of those secrets away, Vermeer's Light , much of it written while Bowering was "in office" as…
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|September 20, 2008

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With an Introduction by Sherrill Grace Cowboys and Indians, sometimes one and the same, occupy the rugged landscape of the late nineteenth-century British Columbia interior in George Bowering's Shoot! Meet the McLean Gang -- brothers Allan, Charlie, and Archie…
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|September 21, 2015

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George Bowering was born in Penticton, where his great-grandfather Willis Brinson lived, and Bowering has never been all that far from the Okanagan Valley in his heart and imagination. Early in the twenty-first century, he was made a permanent citizen of Oliver.…
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|April 1, 2006

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Having written books in practically every genre, George Bowering is often introduced as someone who adores baseball, yet ironically he did not begin this book about the game until he was appointed Canada's first Poet Laureate for 2002?04. This picaresque memoir…
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|April 15, 2010

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In December 2005, stalled on a novel he was writing, George Bowering thought he needed a challenge. By the end of the year he had made a New Year's resolution: write a poem a day for the 365 days of 2006. While working on Crows in the Wind , in January, he…

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Charles Demers is a thirtysomething comedian and the author of three books; George Bowering is eighty, Canada's first poet laureate, and the author of more than eighty books. Charlie and George are also the best of friends. And the fathers of daughters. In this…
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|October 16, 2002

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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…

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From its remarkable design to its effervescent language, George Bowering's ode to the beautiful game is as original as it is funny, as bittersweet as it is playful. A long-out-of-print Coach House classic, originally published in 1967, Baseball weaves together…