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Moon Baboon Canoe

by (author) Gary Barwin

Publisher
Mansfield Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771260336
    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
    List Price
    $17.00

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Description

A follow-up to his acclaimed The Porcupinity of the Stars, Moon Baboon Canoe is filled with Gary Barwin's trademark humour, invention, musicality and craft and continues his exploration of family, modern life, nature, wonder, philosophy, and the absurd.These witty and surprising poems confront subjects as diverse as time machines, elves, hummingbirds, birth and cows yet manage to explore perennial themes of poetry: delight, mortality, childhood, love, the natural world, and squirrels. It is a baboon-paddled canoe of a book guided by the moon, and a round each bend in the river we find the sources of our strength, consolation, goofiness and joy.

About the author

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, and performer. He is the author of numerous books and chapbooks of poetry and fiction including the poetry collections frogments from the frag pool: haiku after basho (written with derek beaulieu) and Raising Eyebrows and Outside the Hat (Coach House Books) and the fiction collections Doctor Weep and other strange teeth, Big Red Baby (The Mercury Press), and Cruelty to Fabulous Animals (Moonstone Press). He is the author of The Mud Game, a novel written with Stuart Ross (The Mercury Press). Barwin is also the author of several books for children including Seeing Stars, a young adult novel (Stoddart Kids) nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award and the CLA YA Book of the Year, and Killer Poodle Made Me Island King (Fox Meadow), co-winner of the Muskoka Novel Marathon 2003. Barwin received a PhD in Music Composition and currently teaches music at Hillfield-Strathallan College and creative writing at McMaster University. Barwin lives in Hamilton, where he has cultivated vague but colourful illusions about his writing. Please don’t tell him.

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