Literary Nonfiction. George Bowering has been provoking and inspiring writers and readers for half a century. While he may be better known for his poetry and fiction, the essay holds an equally important place in his work. WRITING AND READING includes discussions of writers (ranging from Michael Ondaatje and Alice Munro to Oana Avasilichioaei and Robert Kroetsch), difficult poetry and close reading (from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Judith Fitzgerald and David Bromige), Vancouver's poetry pre-history, making lists and collecting, and the importance of our National Archives. Whether writing about fiction or poetry, film or music, Bowering's message, delivered with his inimitable style, is the same: for best results, pay attention.
George Bowering is the author of around a hundred books of poetry, fiction, and essays. His most recent work includes SOFT ZIPPER (New Star Books, 2021), WRITING AND READING (New Star Books, 2019), SOME END / WEST BROADWAY (New Star Books, 2018) with George Stanley, A SHORT SAD BOOK (New Star Books, 2017) and 10 WOMEN ( Anvil Press, 2015).A Member of the Order of Canada, and a two-time Governor General's Award laureate, he lives in Vancouver.Author City: VANCOUVER, BC CAN