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Fall 2009 / 3.9

Remembering Robin Blaser
Suddenly -- the score
'on a certain seam of invisible universe': An Interview with Ralph Maud
An Ode and a Short Story
Disturbing Poetry: Robert Duncan’s Early Poems
from the Introduction to The H.D. Book
from The H.D. Book, Book Three
“overturning the furniture”: A Conversation with Ellen Tallman
from branding the species
Two Poems
COVER: Photograph of Robin Blaser at Mike's Pool Hall, San Francisco, April 1965


Jonathan Ball is a writer, filmmaker, and scholar—currently ABD PhD at the University of Calgary. His first book of poetry, The Words of the Book (co-written with kevin mcpherson eckhoff) is forthcoming from Book Thug (December 2009). He is the former Managing Editor of dandelion.

Michael Boughn worked in the Teamsters for almost 10 years. He got his PhD in 1986 from SUNY Buffalo where he studied with John Clarke and Robert Creeley. He is the author of HD: A Bibliography, 1909-1993, Into the World of the Dead: Astonishing Adventures in the Underworld, and numerous books of poetry, most recently 22 Skidoo / SubTractions (Book Thug 2009). Together with Victor Coleman he has edited Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book, forthcoming from University of California Press in 2010.

Lloyd Burritt received his M.Mus from UBC while studying with Jean Coulthard and Cortland Hultberg. On fellowship with the Royal College of Music (London) he studied with Gordon Jacob and Herbert Howells and at the Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood, USA) with Leonard Bernstein and Eric Leinsdorf. Lloyd has composed in a wide variety of musical idioms, producing electronic music, numerous choral and orchestral works performed by eminent orchestras in North America and Europe and by major ensembles in Canada, the USA, Britain, and Sweden. Lloyd is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.

CCLAE conducts research with the goal of connecting language to natural and social systems, discovering accumulation in the tidal pools and recording cultural attitudes that get swept along the riverbed. By nature a diverse crowd of voices, the researchers of CCLAE participate from various locations around the world.

Victor Coleman’s most recent publications are MAL ARME and ICON TACT (both available from Book Thug in Toronto). He is a founding editor of both Coach House Press and Coach House Books. He is currently toiling in the halls of George Brown College Chef School.

Stephen Collis is the author of Anarchive (New Star 2005)—nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize—and The Commons (Talonbooks 2008), both of which form parts of the on-going “Barricades Project.” He is also the author of two book-length studies, Phyllis Webb and the Common Good (Talonbooks 2007) and Through Words of Others: Susan Howe and Anarcho-Scholasticism (ELS Editions 2006). His new book, On the Material, is forthcoming from Talonbooks in 2010. Long a member of the Kootenay School of Writing, he teaches American literature, poetry, and poetics at Simon Fraser University.

Tim Conley is the author of Whatever Happens (Insomniac Press 2006). He teaches English and Comparative Literature at Brock University.

Kim Goldberg is a poet, journalist and author of six books. Her poetry and art have recently appeared in Geist, Vallum, Front, sub-Terrain, Rampike, and elsewhere. She spends her days wandering (and occasionally performing poetry in) downtown Nanaimo’s graffiti galleries and homeless encampments. Her forthcoming collection of RED ZONE poems on urban decay will be published fall 2009 by Pig Squash Press.

Danielle Lafrance’s poems, reviews and critical work have been featured in House of Tilt, West Coast Line, The Liar, Memewar, The Lawn Chair Soiree, and the Montréal Review of Books. Poems are forthcoming in Matrix and Inter/tidal. “Untitled” appeared in a Montréal based exhibition titled Que estamos esperando, montados en el foro?: Functional/Canonical Documents, organized by Vaca Sagrada Del Secreto Projects.

Sandy Pool is a writer and multi-disciplinary artist who lives in Toronto. She holds a degree in Theatre and English from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her work has appeared in The Antigonish Review, dandelion, Carousel, and sub-TERRAIN. Currently she teaches English at Humber College and is the Playwright in Residence at Tapestry New Opera Works. Her first book of poetry will be published by Guernica Editions in 2009.

Tony Power is the current curator of Simon Fraser University Library’s Contemporary Literature Collection. He also writes fiction and sells modern first editions—see www.tonypow.com.

Peter Quartermain is currently editing the Collected Earlier and the Collected Later Poems and Plays of Robert Duncan in two volumes for the University of California Press. He last appeared in TCR 3.1&2 (Winter-Spring 2007). He lives in Vancouver.

Jason Starnes is a PhD candidate in English Literature at Simon Fraser University. He studies poetry, theory, and cultural studies, with emphasis on spatial theory, radical geography, Lacanian topologies, and Marxism.

Robert Swereda is a current student at Capilano University. He is a contributor and co-editor of The Liar and has published two chapbooks. Other work can be found in Flask & Pen, The Monongahela Review, and www.terminus1525.ca, along with a YouTube page of video and sound art: http://www.youtube.com/user/burntumber.

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