Stephen Osborne was born in Pangnirtung in 1947. In 2004 he was a recipient of the CBC Literary Award, the Vancouver Arts Award for Writing and Publishing, and the National Magazine Foundation Special Achievement Award. He won the first Event Creative Non-fiction Prize, and is an award-winning columnist for Geist magazine, where many of the pieces in Ice & Fire got their start. He is the founder of Arsenal Pulp Press and editor and founder of Geist magazine. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals, and the title story in his collection was translated into Inuktitut and appeared in Inuktitut magazine.
At the time of his death in 1992, Jon Furberg was one of the most disciplined and exciting poets writing in Vancouver. Ten years in the making, Anhaga was Furberg's masterly crafted retelling of the Anglo-Saxon poem "The Wanderer." Reading into the old text with courage and imagination, letting individual lines and words resonate and build associat …
Finalist for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in the Photography category
In this stunning book, photographer Brian Howell takes us into the world of celebrity impersonators?the faux famous people who make a living at pretending to be someone else. Taken at various impersonator conventions and stage shows throughout North America, the ph …
Ice and Fire is a collection of nonfiction narratives from award-winning writer Stephen Osborne, who retains an abiding sense that the places and the people he encounters are still to be discovered.
Negotiating the Trans-Canada Highway near Moncton during a whiteout, visiting Timothy Eaton's grave in Toronto, leaving offerings of tobacco at a Nez …
Disco Fury. Wrathchild. Bam-Bam Bambi. Ladies Choice. Backyard Billy. Cheerleader Melissa. Backwoods Militia. Gorgeous Michelle Starr. Welcome to the world of minor-league professional wrestling.
For the past two decades, wrestling has enjoyed a huge following that has grown from cult status to one of the entertainment world's most lucrative indus …
Canada has always been something other than what it might seem to be. This collection is a contribution to the official discussion of who we are.
I don't even know what street Canada is on.
Oh, Canada: a nation of hockey players, trailer park boys, and doughnut shop habitues; a nation that can claim Marshall McLuhan, Pamela Anderson, and Mr Dressup as among their own. Canada is one complex country all right, and what better way to document its character than an atlas of Canadian place names as compiled by Geist, the magazine of Canadi …
A collection of quotes on the environment, exposing the truths about the Mother herself:
Nature never breaks her own laws.
– Leonardo da Vinci, 16th century
Eighty per cent of pollution is caused by plants and trees.
– Ronald Reagan, 1987
A companion to The Little Pink Book, these comments on men have fewer varieties of insight, and more variations on a theme.
I require only three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.
– Dorothy Parker
From Cleopatra to Margaret Thatcher; a distillation of twenty-four centuries of rumour and remark about the larger half of humankind.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
– Gloria Steinem