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Join Us For Our Summer Launch Party!

Join us for an evening in Kensington Market for the launch of six new books that are perfect for reading by the lake, on a patio over lunch or when jetting off for your summer vacation. Relax with a nice cold drink while authors read from their new work. Books will be for sale by Ben McNally Books and special guest Clara Blackwood will take the stage for a reading.

DATE: July 5, 2011
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

The Man Who Delivers Clouds by José Acquelin & translated by Antonio D’Alfonso
This selection of poems offers the reader a good introduction to a poet of oxymorons, the poet who brings light out of the darkness. Born and living in Montreal, Acquelin is known to be a poet open wide to the world.

Culture and Difference: Essays on Canadian Society edited by Howard A. Doughty and Marino Tuzi
This book focuses on prevailing ideas connected to cultural and social diversity.The writers of these essays deploy a variety of critical methods, which originate from social, cultural and literary theory, and analyze the relationship between historical and social forces and recurrent cultural beliefs and values.

Stone Dream by Madeleine Gagnon & translated by Andrea Moorhead
In Stone Dream Gagnon takes us on the ultimate trip a poet can offer: the vast journey through our collective unconscious to produce the living poem, the dream of stone that so tantalized and provoked Baudelaire.

The Snows of Yesteryear by Len Gasparini
Gasparini is a master of the dark, hard-edged, densely layered story. In The Snows of Yesteryear, he charts the climate of the human heart with compassion, humor, nostalgia, and irony. His characters are shaped as much by fate as by the hungry ghosts of their own pasts.

Bending the Continuum by Dane Swan
These poems are slave to no genre. Science-fiction, alternative realities, and time are fluid. Form, voice and space in this collection borrow from multiple canons. Swan’s first book is equal parts Can-lit, Harlem Renaissance, the Caribbean oral tradition known as Griotism, Roddenberry, hip-hop and dark-humour.

In The Writers’ Words: Conversations with Eight Canadian Poets edited by Laurence Hutchman
Hutchman interviews major poets of the modernist period: Ralph Gustafson, George Johnston, P.K. Page, Fred Cogswell, Louis Dudek, Al Purdy, Anne Szumigalski and James Reaney. They speak in depth about the challenges of the writing life, the complex evolution of their aesthetics, the mysterious nature of the writing process, and the origins of the poem.

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