George Stanley's first book in five years contains thirty new pieces reflecting his idea that a poem is after all about something. Here are poems about movies, ballparks, hocky, dogs, sex, aging, trips to Calgary and Veracruz, Ireland and Scotland, his return to Terrace, BC, where he lives for fifteen years, each poem demonstrating an engagement with the world and its particulars.
About the author
Born in San Francisco, poet George Stanley has been living in BC since the early 1970s, first in Vancouver, then in Terrace and then back in Vancouver.
A former instructor in the English department at Capilano College, he has published seven books, including Vancouver: A Poem, At Andy's, Gentle Northern Summer, Opening Day, The Stick, and You. He is the recipient of the 2006 Shelley Memorial Award for Poetry.