Archive for August, 2010

Nightwood in Transit

August 30, 2010

Poets Joe Denham and Laisha Rosnau will both be featured in the Association of Book Publishers of BC’s Poetry in Transit project. In partnership with TransLink and BC Transit, the ABPBC produces sixteen poetry cards annually featuring the work of BC-authored and Canadian-published poets. The cards are displayed on buses and SkyTrains throughout the transit […]

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Binks Hits Ottawa: CBC Radio, Chapters

August 27, 2010

Nightwood novelist Andrew Binks appeared on the program “In Town and Out” on CBC Radio Ottawa (91.5) August 28 to speak about his Nightwood novel The Summer Between, praised as “a wonderful fictional debut” by Jim Bartley in Xtra and “a shimmering debut” by Shelagh Rogers. After the interview airs, it will be posted at […]

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Rita Wong at the Tar Sands

August 24, 2010

Nightwood author Rita Wong takes us on an illuminating and redemptive “healing walk around the tar sands dead zone” at rabble.ca. Rita’s report and walk follow up on the informed, electric and sharp political commentary of her Nightwood poetry collection Forage, the winner of the 2007 Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize for Poetry. “Her questioning […]

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Nominations Update! (George Ryga)

August 22, 2010

AUGUST 2010: God of Missed Connections by Elizabeth Bachinsky has been nominated for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Joining Gillian Jerome and Red Nest’s previously announced nomination for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize for best book of poetry in the province (won by Fred Wah), Elizabeth Bachinsky and Laisha Rosnau […]

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Launches Coast to Coast

August 13, 2010

Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon, the follow-up to Ray Hsu’s award-winning first collection, Anthropy, has been launched in Toronto. Rumour has it that Ray’s endeavour to start an alternative economy through a “launchswap,” accepting barters for books, netted him a real-life bird cage to go with his book cover. Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon was also launched […]

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