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City of Vancouver Book Award 2013

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Since 1989, the annual City of Vancouver Book Award has been recognizing authors of excellence of any genre who contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver's history, unique character, or the achievements of its residents. The 25th annual City of Vancouver Book Award will be presented at the Mayor’s Arts Awards Gala on November 22, 2013.
How Poetry Saved My Life

How Poetry Saved My Life

A Hustler's Memoir

Vancouver Book Award winner; Lambda Literary Award finalist

A memoir about sex work and sexuality, and how writing became the author's lifeline.

Amber Dawn's acclaimed first novel Sub Rosa, a darkly intoxicating fantasy about a group of magical prostitutes who band together to fend off bad johns in a fantastical underworld, won a Lambda Literary Award in 2011. How Poetry Saved My Life, Amber Dawn's sophomore book, reveals an even more poignant and personal landscape--the terrain of sex work, queer …

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Ink on Paper

Ink on Paper

tagged : canadian

Brad Cran's highly anticipated second book of poetry, Ink on Paper, is a compelling collection of political poems that seek to elucidate our relationships with our surroundings as well as those who surround us. Cran, former Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver, masterfully constructs images held in contradictory tension, as in his civic poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Grey Whale and Ending with a Line from Rilke":

 And there you were
 below the mountains
 in the heart of the city
 gazing …

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Inventing Stanley Park

Inventing Stanley Park

An Environmental History
also available: eBook Paperback

In early December 2006, a powerful windstorm ripped through Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The storm transformed the city’s most treasured landmark into a tangle of splintered trees and shattered a decades-old vision of the park as timeless virgin wilderness. In Inventing Stanley Park, Sean Kheraj traces how the tension between popular expectations of idealized nature and the volatility of complex ecosystems helped transform the landscape of one of the world’s most famous urban parks. This beau …

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Exploring Vancouver

Exploring Vancouver

The Architectural Guide
also available: Paperback Paperback

The only comprehensive handbook to Vancouver's architecture -- from the modest to the monumental Vancouver is still a young city, and its streetscapes and neighbourhoods reflect the city's constant state of reinvention. New buildings adapt the latest global architectural trends to the regional context or express the distinct local West Coast style; heritage buildings stand for earlier eras and continuity. The result is a dynamic urban landscape.

Highly readable and authoritative, this entirely u …

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