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Poetry In Transit 2018/19

Created by ABPBC
tagged: bc authors, poetry
Each year a collection of poetry car cards is produced by the Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) featuring the work of BC-authored and Canadian-published poets. Now in its 22nd year, this project, made possible through a partnership with TransLink and BC Transit, is an opportunity to showcase local poets.

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the bridge from day to night

by David Zieroth
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, family, death

The title poem in David Zieroth’s the bridge from day to night follows the speaker across the Second Narrows Bridge to North Vancouver, a well-worn moment in a daily commute that opens a window into the sublime: “from the apex / of the bridge with traffic flying / I look directly into / their deepest clefts.” Such moments occur throughout the …

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Some End / West Broadway

by George Bowering & George Stanley
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian

A masterpiece of late style and friendship, this volume combines back to back two powerful new works by old masters, George Bowering and George Stanley.

Stanley's West Broadway is a long poem, composed over the past decade, following on Stanley's other long city poems, "San Francisco's Gone", "Terrace Landscapes", and Vancouver: A Poem. Like those …

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Elemental

by Kate Braid
edition: Paperback
tagged: nature

New poetry by award-winning writer combines blue collar tradeswork with unapologetic feminism and untameable nature of BC. Usually, we take for granted or plain ignore the Earth we walk on, the Sky above, the Water we drink and bathe in or that falls as rain, the Fire we assume for heat, and the Wood that makes up our landscape and building materia …

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Short Histories of Light

by Aidan Chafe
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: canadian

Shiver. Swift whip of wind. / Fangs of the low front / stinging fierce as forest fires. / Frost thickening the stoop. In his debut collection, Short Histories of Light, Aidan Chafe recounts his Catholic upbringing in a household dealing with the common but too often taboo subject of mental illness. In unflinching fashion, Chafe reveals the unintend …

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Sustenance

Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food

edited by Rachel Rose
edition: Paperback
tagged: essays

Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food will bring to the table some of Canada's best contemporary writers, celebrating all that is unique about Vancouver's literary and culinary scene. Punctuated by beautiful local food photographs, interviews with and recipes from some of our top local chefs, each of these short pieces will shock, comfo …

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The Dance Floor Tilts

by Susan Alexander
edition: Paperback
tagged: nature

As the dance floor of life tilts beneath our feet, do we keep dancing? In this inspired collection of Susan Alexander’s poems, we sway to the rhythms of passion, death, grief, and how we are connected in our lives. The individual moments making up the tune of this poet’s life offer the possibility of finding the beauty within the everyday reson …

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Refugium

Poems for the Pacific

edited by Yvonne Blomer
edition: Paperback
tagged: anthologies (multiple authors)

New poetry written by prize-winning BC poets, musicians, and artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Brian Brett and Lorna Crozier, anthologized by Victoria's city poet-laureate. While in the world of politics there are still climate change deniers, the poets watch the warming seas, the dying birds slicked in oil, the whales, the jellies, the sea otters an …

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Girls with Stone Faces, The

by Arleen Pare
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, women authors, gay & lesbian

A long poem memorializing the art and lives of sculptors Frances Loring and Florence Wyle.

 

Arleen Paré, in her first book-length poem after her Governor General Literary Award-winning Lake of Two Mountains, turns her cool, benevolent eye to the shared lives of Florence Wyle and Frances Loring, two of Canada's greatest artists, whose sculptures s …