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Winter 1990 / 2.4

Preface
Five Prose Pieces
Three Poems
Seven Poems
San Francisco's Gone
'the world is the case'
Mozart & Cold Cuts
44 Concrete Poems
bpNichol: In Visual Range
Introduction
Three Pieces
The Jan Palach Scrapbook
How Me & My Friends Had Babies
Appa, My Father
Portrait of a Young Man with Snake
COVER: Tawny Downs Mixed media on paper 94" x 68" 1990 Cover images courtesy of Diane Farris Gallery Vancouver

Contributors

BILL GASTON is currently writer-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick. His most recent books are Deep Cove Stories (Oolichan 1989) and the novel Tall Lives (Macmillan 1990). A new novel, Father Billion, is scheduled to appear this year. His work has appeared in Fiddlehead, Canadian Fiction Magazine, Poetry Canada Review and Arc.

VICKI WALKER works as a writer and visual artist in Vancouver. Her most recent collection of poems, Suitcase (Gorse Press 1989), won the Dorothy Livesay Prize for Poetry in 1990. Her most recent solo exhibition took place at the Grunt Gallery in 1988.

TONI SAMMONS' work in this issue comes from a new manuscript titled Some Stars Love Wind and Some Love Rain. She was recently writer-in-residence at the Montalvo Center of the Arts in Saratoga, California. Her work has appeared in The Capilano Review (#49) and many other magazines. She lives in Sausalito, California.

GEORGE STANLEY was born in San Francisco in 1934. He has published seven books of poetry: Tete Rouge/Pony Express Riders (White Rabbit 1963), Flowers (White Rabbit 1965), Beyond Love (Open Space/ Dariel Press 1968), You (Newstar 1974), The Stick ( Talon 1974), Opening Day (Oolichan 1983), and Temporarily (Gorse/Tatlow 1986). He has lived in Terrace, B.C. since 1976, where he teaches creative writing at Northwest Community College.

bpNICHOL's latest collection, Gifts: The Martyrology Book(s) 7 &, was published by Coach House Press and launched during the recent bpNichol celebration held in Vancouver in November 1990.

RICHARD TRUHLAR is a Toronto writer and composer who also works as the Co-ordinator of the Centrediscs recording label at the Canadian Music Centre. His last book was Figures in Paper Time (Aya/Mercury Press 1989); a new book will appear from Mercury in 1992.

ROBIN BLASER's most recent books are Syntax (Talonbooks 1983), The Faerie Queen and The Park (Fissure Rooks 1988), and Pell Mell (Coach House 1988).

MYRNA KOSTASH was recently the Max Bell Professor at the University of Regina's School of Journalism (1989-1990). She travels widely and has published extensively. The work in this issue comes from a still unnamed manuscript-in-progress.

MERRILY WEISBORD is a Montreal writer specializing in independent documentary writing for film, radio and books. She wrote the film Songololo: Voices of Change. Our Future Selves: Antidotes to Fear of Ageing will he published by Random House Canada in the fall of 1991.

VEN BEGAMUDRE received the Okanagan Short Story Award in Summer 1989 and the 1990 City of Regina Writing Award. His upcoming publications include the Coteau Books anthology Out of Place, co-edited with poet Judith Krause, a novel Van de Graff Days (Oolichan Books), and a collection of short stories, A Planet of Eccentrics (Oolichan Books).

STAN PERSKY teaches philosophy and politics at Capilano College and is the author of Buddy's: Meditations on Desire (New Star 1989) and Fantasy Government (New Star 1989). He publishes a regular column in the Saturday Review section of The Vancouver Sun.

GRAHAM GILLMORE is a Vancouver artist currently working in New York. He has exhibited widely in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The paintings on the covers are from a series that "incorporates text as a method of ordering and as a way of circumventing an image."