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A book in which some of our best writers address their own losses — and help us endure our own… A heartbreaking, comforting and beautiful collection of true stories about grief and mourning from some of Canada’s best known writers. When Jean Baird’s daughter, Bronwyn, died…read more

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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 voices of Hockey Night in Canada…read more

10 Women

by George Bowering|

September 15, 2015

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Ten Women is George Bowering's brand new collection of short fiction. Each of these stories offers us a portrait of a woman with whom he may or may not have had either an intimate and/or a meaningful relationship. You can't really tell for sure. Depending on your proclivities, some of them might…read more

Pinboy

by George Bowering|

August 1, 2014

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Finalist for the 2013 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. Shortlisted for the 2013 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. As a teenager, legendary Canadian author George Bowering lived the life of an ordinary boy. He loved baseball, read Westerns, held a part-time job, and…read more

Burning Water

by George Bowering|

November 20, 2007

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First published in 1980 to high acclaim, Burning Water won a Governor General's Award for fiction that year. A rollicking chronicle of Captain Vancouver's search for the Northwest Passage, the book has over its career been mentioned in recommended lists of postmodern fiction, BC historical…read more

Caprice

by George Bowering|

November 15, 2010

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WITH A FOREWORD BY ARITHA VAN HERK It's the mid 1890s in Kamloops, British Columbia. Two men argue over a bottle of whisky and in the struggle Frank Spencer, an American outlaw-turned-farmhand, kills Pete Foster, a French-Canadian and fellow farmhand. Enter Caprice: a vision and a brain. Almost…read more

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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 voices of Hockey Night in Canada sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions of skates scraping across the ice lull us to…read more

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George Bowering and Greg Curnoe became friends in London, Ontario, in 1966. Bowering was a 30-year-old poet and university student and Curnoe was a 29-year-old painter who had dropped out of art school in Toronto to return to his place of birth. Their art was in its youth, their eyes and ears were…read more

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The World, I Guess is a substantial book, six sections that demonstrate a command of a broad poetic range, a catholic range of interests, and echoes of a lifetime of reading and learning from Pound, Williams, Stanley, and others. The centrepiece is "The Flood," a long, complex, discursive poem…read more

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Every once in a while Bowering has to turn to a book such as this. Horizontal Surfaces came from the same atelier as Craft Slices and Errata. You could keep the book somewhere that you visit for short periods, reading one item at a time. You should also feel free to add a sentence or two.read more

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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 George Bowering's brilliant response…read more

Burning Water

by George Bowering|

January 8, 2014

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First published in 1980 to high acclaim, Burning Water won a Governor General's Award for fiction that year. A rollicking chronicle of Captain Vancouver's search for the Northwest Passage, the book has over its career been mentioned in recommended lists of postmodern fiction, BC historical…read more