Author: Mark Laba

Mark Laba is a Vancouver writer, blogger, and artist. He is the author of the poetry books THE INFLATABLE LIFE (Anvil Press, 2019) and Dummy Spit (Mercury, 2002). He co-wrote the novel The Pig Sleeps (Contra Mundo, 1993) with Stuart Ross. Early poetry chapbooks include Movies in the Insect Temple (Proper Tales, 1981) and The Mack Bolan Poems (Gesture, 1985), winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award. Mark's poetry appears in Surreal Estate: 13 Canadian Poets Under the Influence (Mercury, 2007). His jobs have included watchmaker, anatomical model painter, stock and bond messenger, vertical-blind maker, scriptwriter for educational animations, and restaurant reviewer in the Province for a decade.

The Inflatable Life
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The Inflatable Life

Anvil Press

Poetry. Mark Laba's second full-length poetry collection—his first in seventeen years—recreates the structure of the old variety shows he watched on TV as a child. Much of the imagery plays across the broad spectrum of these popular cultural tropes,...

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