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Author Name:    BOWERING, George

Title:   Seventy-One Poems for People. First Edition.

Publisher:    RDC Press, Red Deer, AB, 1985, ISBN:0889950253 

Seller ID:   105455

BOWERING, George. Seventy-One Poems for People. (Red Deer, AB) : RDC Press,(1985). First Printing. Pp. (11),12-125,(3). 8vo, illustrated white card c overs with black lettering to front cover and spine. George Harry Bowering,OC, OBC (b. December 1, 1935, Penticton, British Columbia). "Six poem sequ ences remembering the turbulent atmosphere and intense emotions of the 1960s and 70s. In a voice at once compassionate and sardonic, these poems thread their way through personalities and events with a mastery that has earnedGeorge Bowering a reputation for fearless honesty." - from Frank Davey's r ear cover blurb. Includes the following poems: I. Some People: "Artaud's Hair", "Red Lane", "Milton Acorn", "To Warren About Dan & The Georgia Straight", "The Canada Council Poet", "Stan", "Man With Broom", "Spanish Burial", "It Was in the Newspaper", "Saint Matthew via Pasolini", "Executive Line", "Survival Course". II. Cops: "Support Your Local Police", "Mounties", "American Cops", "The Deathmaker at San Quentin", "The Law, Taken". III. Canadian Scenes: "Forest Fire Summer", "The Sons of Freedom", "1885", "The Old Political Men", "Goodbye Middlesex County", "The Way I Been Going Lately", "Sir George Computer University", "Election Poem", "Slot", "Sunday Driver", "Time Magazine's Poem", "To Be Sung to an Old Northern Air". IV. Vietnam & Other Wars: "First Line Writ in London, the Rest in Istanbul", "What Happiness Looks Like", "To My Betrothed on the First Day of WWIII", "The Late News", "What Peace Looks Like", "The Grate Society", "What Hunger Looks Like", "U.S. Asia", "Christmas Carol for a Child of Vietnam", "Malediction of MadamNhu", "Even Los Angeles", "Ladies & Gentlemen, the President of the United States", "Reply to a Rich Uncle", "The Doubts", "The American Bomb", "He's Sinking Fast", "Social Poem for Robert Lindner", "On the Radio". V. Our Ot her America: "Thousand Souls", "This Man", "Contemporary History", "MilitiaMan", "The Indians", "The Voices Ignored by the Rich", "The Cloisters", "T he Grain Cut by the Peasants", "Coincidence", "DC7B", "Marvelous Chickenshit Country". VI. The Poems of Ed Prato: "Immigrant", "Maple", "Songbird", "The Dead Poets of Vancouver", "Franco P. and Others", "Strange Lady", "Strawberries", "Weeds", "Circular", "Myself in the Capital", "He in the Forest","They All Over Mexico", and "No Luggage". Very good. NOTE: Due to its smal l size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00


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