Fall 1972 / 1.2

Me Name?
Banal Beauty Inc.
Review of Difficult Words
Phillip Well
To Bryan
Sea View
Lost: One Childhood
Upon the Suicide of Friends
She Stays Awake
The Water Music
It Is A City
Two Poems
Two Poems
Three Poems
Three Poems
I Jehovah Decree
Fisher of Night
Inner Landscape As Despair


PEGGY KEENE, born in England, came to Canada in 1954. In 1972 she quit work to become a full-time student. She wrote Me Name? while a student with Bill Schermbrucker at Capilano College last Spring. She is studying at Capilano this year, and hopes to become a teacher herself, in order to help "other older people who feel trapped in their present life-style."

DR. BRUTE, a young Vancouver artist, was recently the subject of a feature article in the Vancouver Province's Leisure magazine. His work has appeared frequently in Vancouver and with Image Bank, and he is currently being exhibited in Microprosophus: International Visual Poetry, a show now on at Evergreen State College and the University of Washington.

GERRY GILBERT has made several books of poetry, the latest being Money, which was recently published by the Vancouver Community Press. His work has appeared often in Canada and abroad, and his piece "Assorted Slugs & Matches" is included in Microprosophus. He is also an editor of The B.C. Monthly Magazine (Canada's National Magazine).

ANDREW SUKNASKI is a fine poet, and I'd like to know more about him.

DWIGHT GARDINER is now living in Vancouver, and his fine first book of poems, A Book Of Occasional, was just brought out by Talon in Vancouver. He is working on a new serial poem called "Soul Station In My Ear." He is, as well, an accomplished player of billiards and draughts.

SKYROS BRUCE: her first book, Kalala, was published earlier this year by Daylight Press (Vancouver). Her work has appeared in Blackfish, The Tamarack Review, White Pelican, West Coast Review, and others. She is living and writing in Vancouver.

MARTIN JENSEN has been building a boat on Vancouver Island, and when not there lives in North Vancouver where he writes, reads, and travels a great deal. This is his first publication.

JENNIFER JONES, whose work appears here for the first time, is a student in the Social Sciences at Malaspina College, Nanaimo.

PATRICK WHITE is a full-time writer living in Victoria. He has published in Prism international. Quarry, The Far Point, Tuatara, and many others. He has two books of poetry at publishers now.

SUSAN FROMBERG SCHAEFFER has published extensively in the United States and often in Canada. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches at Brooklyn College. She expects two books of poems to appear shortly: The Witch and the Weather Report (Seven Woods Press), and Nearer and Nearer to the Beak of the Crow (Byron Press, England).

PIERRE C OUPEY has published two books of poetry, Bring Forth The Cowards (McGill Poetry Series) and Circle Without Center (Talonbooks). He recently returned from a reading tour of Washington State, sponsored by EYE - 5 and The Washington State Arts Commission. He is also included in Microprosophus, a show he helped organize with David UU. He will read at the University of Washington in January, and new work will appear in the West Coast Issue of Ingluvin.

JOHN NEWLOVE's latest book, Lies (McClelland & Stewart), is reviewed elsewhere in this issue by Patrick Lane. This is Newlove's second appearance in The Capilano Review.

SUSAN MUSGRAVE and SEAN VIRGO are collaborating on a large work in progress, Kiskatinaw Songs, from which the poems in this issue have been taken. Susan Musgrave recently returned from Ireland where she was travelling on a Canada Council Grant. Her publications include Songs of the Sea-Witch (Sono Nis), Mindscapes (House of Anansi), Skuld (The Sceptre Press), and Entrance of the Celebrant (Fuller d'Arch Smith). Sean Virgo has published in The Far Point, Poetry Review, Second Aeon, and Obelisk. He is included in Contemporary Poetry of British Columbia, and his latest book, Sea Change, was recently published by Sceptre Press.

TOM WAYMAN's first book, Waiting For Wayman, will be published by McClelland & Stewart in Spring 1973. He has published widely in Canada and abroad, and is presently on a Canada Council Grant in Vancouver, where he is working on new poems and on an anthology of poems about work to be called Beaton Abbot's Got The Contract.

NICANOR PARRA, a professor of mathematics and physics, was born in Chillan, Chile, in 1914. His poems have received critical praise in Chile and abroad, and will soon appear in book form in English translation.

DORA M. PETTINELLA lives in New York, and translates widely from Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian poets. Her translations have appeared internationally.

JOHANNES BOBROWSKI and TADEUSZ ROZEWICZ were both translated by John M. Gogol, a poet who teaches in the Foreign Language Department of Pacific University in Oregon. As well as pursuing his own writing, Mr. Gogol translates from German, Polish, and Russian poets.

KATHY COSGROVE, CAM WILLIAMS, CHRIS MORISSETTE, GRANT GARDINER, TASSILIE DENT, MIKE HORTON, and JIM REDFERN are all students at Capilano College this year, and are making use of Jim Bizocchi's photography studio at Capilano's Welch Street Art Center.

STEWART GREEN and BILL WEEDMARK were students at Capilano last Spring, and have since left, Stewart to teach skiing in Colorado, and Bill to work in a Vancouver photography studio.

PATRICK LANE has published six books of poetry, and is included in several Canadian anthologies, among them Storm Warning (McClelland & Stewart). His selected poems. The Sun Has Begun To Eat The Mountain, was published this year by Ingluvin, and should go into a second edition soon. He is the editor of Very Stone House: in transit, and is planning a new anthology of West Coast poetry. He is presently working in Vancouver on new poems that relate both to his experiences in the interior of B.C., and to his travels in South America. He is an accomplished draughtsman and billiards player.