New Star Books is launching George Stanley and George Bowering’s shiny new back-to-back book Some End/West Broadway at the People’s Coop Bookstore at 1391 Commercial next Friday, 30 March. Admission is free an the evening begins at 7:00pm.
Some End / West Broadway presents the latest poetry collections of these two old masters in a back-to-back “tumble” format. Released by New Star Books on February 14, the book was reviewed this week on rob mclennan’s blog.
George Bowering is a two–time winner of the Governor–General’s Award for Poetry, and was Canada’s first Poet–Laureate. His most recent books of poetry are The World, I Guess (2015) and Teeth (2013). New Star Books recently re–issued his 1977 novel A Short Sad Book.
George Stanley is the author of seven previous books, the most recent being After Desire (2013), Vancouver: A Poem (2008), and North of California St. (2014), which collects poems from three earlier, out–of–print books. Born in San Francisco and living in Canada since 1970, Stanley was the 2006 recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award from the American Poetry Society.
Hope to see many of you there!