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His Life: A Poem

A Poem

by George Bowering

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list price: $14.95
category: Poetry
published: 2000
publisher: ECW Press

Powerful, exquisite, and intricately crafted, this poetic memoir spans and reconfigures 30 years of an award-winning writer’s life. Ten years after beginning the project and more than 40 years after first recording information about the people, places, and events upon which the poems are based, this thoroughly unique project has taken on a life of its own, bent and reshaped by experience, time, and revision.

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Contributor notes

George Bowering is the author of Bowering's BC, Egotists and Autocrats, and the young-adult novel Parents from Space and Diamondback Dog. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

“Easily Bowering's strongest book of poetry since Delayed Mercy and Other Poems . . . this is sincere and classic Bowering, illuminating new corners of phrase and personal / writing history, and expanding others, of home and life and love and ordinary events, beyond all the familiar and the unfamiliar tricks.” —The Globe and Mail

His Life is a memoir that questions the genre itself, demonsrating the facile, trivial quality of mere biographical data when compared with the rich, complex, contradictory qualities of life.” —Quill & Quire

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About the Author

George Bowering

Canada's first Poet Laureate, George Bowering is an Officer of both the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. Approximately five percent of Bowering's 100+ published works are available from New Star Books: the BC historical trilogy Burning Water, Caprice, and Shoot!, and The Box (short stories). He taught at Simon Fraser University from 1972 until his retirement in 2001. He lives in Vancouver.
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