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One More Once: for Pierre Coupey's 70th


One More Once: for Pierre Coupey's 70th

One More Once: for Pierre Coupey's 70th celebrates Pierre's exceptional achievements as painter, poet, and TCR founder and editor. 60 writers, artists, friends, and collaborators contribute to the volume. There are spirited pieces by George Bowering, Peter Culley, Brian Fawcett, Brian Fisher, Marion Llewellyn, Daphne Marlatt, ErĂ­n Moure, Michael Ondaatje, Stan Persky, Meredith Quartermain, Arnold Shives, George Stanley, Sharon Thesen, Fred Wah, Alan Wood, and others.

Poetryworld

Louis Cabri

Poetryworld

In Poetryworld, you may qualify for Mensa once you exit Cabri's beguiling and expansive brainstorm. Freshly reflected, spacious chords of gusty, switched up social critique with charm to spare.

- Lissa Wolsak

Letters have never had more leverage than in Louis Cabri's Poetryworld. That the alphabet is a boiling stew of reversable prophecies and sidelong insubstantialities, yes, this has long been the gruel served up to stoics and hedonists alike. But to actually move the world, as Cabri continually hints is doable-the resulting hilarity is tonic.

- Bob Perelman

Poetryworld
Louis Cabri
6 x 8, 120 pp
ISBN: 978-0-9810122-9-2
$15

Species Branding

Danielle LaFrance

Species Branding

Abjection, translation, and insurrection: in Species Branding these coordinates give new garb to some of poetry's most enduring idealisms and abstractions: beauty, desire, and friendship. No frame is left uncatalogued. Every bastion of the bourgeoisie is stormed. Every wall - every gender - is scaled. In other words, "revolution ends here, man."

Species Branding
Danielle LaFrance
6 x 8, 72 pp
ISBN: 978-0-9810122-8-5
$15


Other

Soma Feldmar

Other

Soma Feldmar's Other is a wonderful extended meditation on questions both ancient and timely: questions that arise from naming, play, politics, in the virtual and actual games of life and language, treated with a quick wit that does not exclude feelings for "the other." Some lines dance down the page, others embed themselves in great paratactic blocks of language. This is poetry philosophical but never pompous, stylish but never just fashionable--which is to say, rare!
--Anselm Hollo

Through the deft use of sampling and sequencing, imagistic clarity and stutterstep displacement, Soma Feldmar builds a series of condensed, refracted parallels to everyday life. Her serial meditations construct a knowing subject out of the welter of diverse thoughts with sure-footed assurance. A voice emerges between language and image that is capable of interrogating both. This is serious play, delightful inquiry, insightful meditation, intelligent work.
--Barrett Watten

Other
Soma Feldmar
6 x 8, 72pp
ISBN 978-0-9810122-7-8
$15.00

Open Text: Canadian Poetry and Poetics in the 21st Century (Vol.2).

edited by Roger Farr

Open Text: Canadian Poetry and Poetics in the 21st Century (Vol.2).

Poems by Shirley Bear, Ken Belford, Clint Burnham, Ted Byrne, Angela Carr, Steve Collis, Wayde Compton, Kim Duff, Phinder Dulai, Emily Fedoruk, Reg Johanson, Christine Leclerc, Daphne Marlatt, Roy Miki, Jordan Scott, and Fred Wah.

Open Text: Canadian Poetry and Poetics in the 21st Century (Vol.2).
ed. Roger Farr
6 x 8, 124pp
ISBN: 978-0-9810122-6-1
$16

St. Ink: Selected Poems

Billy Little

St. Ink: Selected Poems

"Over the past three and a half decades Billy Little has been an important unit in the west coast writing scene. Poet, collector, critic and bookseller, he's the ballpoint that stirs the coffee. He's also my personal model in matters sartorial." --George Bowering

Alias, disguise and comic misdirection have always been the tools of the guerrilla poet, Billy Little. In his public persona of Zonko, he was known as the most frequent reader at the Vancouver anti-war rallies of the 1970s. He claims to be the illegitimate son of poets Paul Blackburn and Diane Wakoski, but he has also claimed to be a Buddhist lesbian. He was born in any case in New York City in 1943, an early blooming baby boomer, and received his early education there. He read his first poem at a family gathering at the age of 11, and says he has been hooked by the attention he received ever since.

He was in the U.S. military from 1960 to 1963 and is an ardent anti-militarist today. He was a board member of the St. Mark's Poetry Project in its very early days. He went from college in New York City to the State University at Buffalo, where he joined forces with the New American Poets of the first and second generation in a poetry project which is still on-going. He claims as friends, mentors, and sometime collaborators the North American poetry luminaries Joel Oppenheimer, Anne Waldman, Ted Berrigan, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Robin Blaser, John Barth, Jack Clarke, Robert Hogg, Michael Davidson, Bob Hass, Eddie Kissam, Fred Wah, George Butterick, and John Wieners. In other words, he's really been around in the world of North American poetry.

Since his arrival in Vancouver in 1973, he has lived a life of constant and productive service to the Vancouver communities of poets. Octopus Books was legendary in the 1970s as a poetry venue in the city. Although he has never been a fame-seeker, his influence as a bookseller, poetry savant, publisher, organizer, poet and performer is pervasive on the west coast. For the last several years, Billy has been living on Hornby Island, an idyllic island off the coast of mainland British Columbia, home to many artists and writers.

The poets who have written in the tributes section of this volume are only a few of Billy's wide friendship and acquaintance among Canadian poets. This volume was organized by some of these friends in tribute to his indefatigable activity on behalf of poetry and poets here.

St. Ink: Selected Poems
Billy Little
7 x 9, 100pp
ISBN: 978-0-9810122-1-6
$16

According to Brueghel

George Bowering

According to Brueghel

With a bow to William Carlos Williams, Bowering's chapbook - one of the 2006 twelve -- addresses iconic artworks.

According to Brueghel
George Bowering
8.5 x 5.5, 40pp
ISBN: 978-0-9810122-0-9
$12




Beautiful Lies

Edward Byrne

Beautiful Lies

Deliberate and cold blooded was the murder committed yesterday afternoon, when the young life of Miss Ethel Kinrade, daughter of T. L. Kinrade, 105 Herkimer Street, was the victim of an assassin, be he sane or insane. It was a young life sacrificed for the wrong instincts which had been created in the mind of the murderer. It was a crime which is unparalleled. Miss Florence Kinrade, sister of the dead girl, and the only witness to the tragedy, gave the police a very good description of her sister's assassin. The man is supposed to have left the house through a side window as soon as he had done the shooting. How he could have made his escape so successfully in the middle of the afternoon, in a thickly populated district and on a very much travelled street, is a feature which is puzzling the police.
- Hamilton Herald Feb 26 1909

We are dealing with an extremely neurotic family who are linked together to support each other's stories . . . No matter who committed the murder, Florence Kinrade is a moral imbecile, probably a defective personality, cunning, childish and impulsive.
- Dr. C.K. Clarke, notes taken March 1909

Aug. 14. I am writing this on the high balcony of the Asylum at Hamilton (Ontario, Canada). The city is spread in full view before me. (Is there not an escaped patient? I see a great commotion - Dr. W. and several attendants, men and women, rushing down the cliff). - A dark, moist, lowering forenoon; balmy air though; wind southwest.
- Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada, Boston, 1904.

Beautiful Lies
Edward Byrne
6 x 8, 80pp
ISBN: 978-0-9810122-3-0
$15

Open Text: Canadian Poetry in the 21st Century (Vol.1)

edited by Roger Farr

Open Text: Canadian Poetry in the 21st Century (Vol.1)

Contributors: Oana Avasilichioaei, Marie Annharte Baker, George Bowering, Rob Budde, Louis Cabri, Peter Culley, Jeff Derksen, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Maxine Gadd, Claire Huot & Robert Majzels, Larissa Lai, Dorothy Trujillo Lusk, Donato Mancini, Jamie Reid, Darren Wershler, Lissa Wolsak, and Rita Wong.

All the contributors have appeared as part of the ongoing Open Text Reading Series hosted by the Creative Writing Program at Capilano University and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Writers Union of Canada, and the English Department at Capilano. The Open Text anthology aims to support, document, and broaden innovative cultural practices in Canada

Open Text: Canadian Poetry in the 21st Century (Vol.1)
Ed. Roger Farr
6 x 8, 120pp
ISBN: 978-0-9810122-2-3
$16

Counterfeit

Christine Leclerc

Counterfeit

Counterfeit illuminates a poetic landscape populated by an absurd cast of characters. Whimsical, poignant, and often metaphysical, the poems leap boldly from screenplay to lyric to prose. Christine Leclerc is a true original.

Counterfeit
Christine Leclerc
6 x 8, & pp
ISBN: 978-0-9810122-4-7
$15