Thursday, September 13, 2007


Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts
& the
Creative Writing Concentration at Capilano College

The FALL 2007 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College kicks-off on September 20th, 2007 with a reading by former Poet Laureate of Canada, George Bowering.

Cedar 148 @ 12:30
Capilano College
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

GEORGE BOWERING is one of Canada’s most celebrated writers. His many works have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Romanian. In 2002 Canada named him its first Poet Laureate. More recently, the Vancouver Sun recognized him as one of the most influential people in British Columbia. His most recent book is US Sonnets (Pooka Press, 2007).


“When I have fears that I
may cease to be
open to pain that shines
wet on the side of a gold
fish in my own, I thought,

I ought to forget
comfort, forget family
history, drive a black sedan
over thin prairie roads
looking for a town even
my mother does not believe
was ever there

pain is not colour, not value
but condition, the cost
of starting a damned life
in the first place, where no
thinking man ever was.”

-- from “Do Sink”

For info:
Roger Farr
604.986.1911 (2554)

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