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Remembering RM Vaughan

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Writers/readers/communities across the country are reeling at the death of poet RM Vaughan, a culture maker, connector of people, and friend to so many. He leaves a remarkable literary legacy by which he will be remembered.
A Selection of Dazzling Scarves

A Selection of Dazzling Scarves

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A provocative collection from one of Canada's most exciting and controversial emerging writers, these narratives weave together love, loss, and anger, and draw a politically blunt but linguistically playful portrait of a young gay man's coming of age. Romatic and erotic, stylized yet truthful, the skillful mixture of confessional and experimental styles creates a passion-charged poetry.

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Bright Eyed

Bright Eyed

Insomnia and Its Cultures
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For forty years, RM Vaughan has been fighting, and failing, to get his forty winks each night. He's not alone, not by any stretch.

More and more studies highlight the health risks of undersleeping, yet we have never been asked to do more, and for longer. And we can't stop thinking that a lack of sleep is heroic: snoozing is a kind of laziness, after all. But why, when we know more about the value of sleep, are we obsessed with twenty­-four-­hour workdays and deliberate sleep deprivation?

Wor …

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Camera, Woman

Camera, Woman

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There are no lost women, only women who've forgotten their scripts.' RM Vaughan's play about Hollywood director Dorothy Arzner comes off the stage and onto the page in this handsome edition from Coach House Books. An insightful look at the gender politics behind the cameras and studios of the golden age of cinema.

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Invisible to Predators

Invisible to Predators

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Full of intimate selections, this volume of poetry combines quiet, formal, confessional poems and exuberant, mischievous performance pieces. A vibrant collection that dodges, disrupts, and disturbs, it includes works dedicated to old boyfriends and one-night stands, French Revolution dictators and Hollywood character actors, an old pair of jeans and a bag of potato chips.

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Michael Caines

Michael Caines

Wild/Tame
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Ruined Stars

Ruined Stars

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Ruined Stars combines a penchant for formal experimentation with a unique, often engagingly puzzling devotion to language and its limits. It explores the author's obsession with travel, magic, and sex and includes baroque feats of word play, some gossipy asides, and the insights of a questioning heart.

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