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Ofullsizerendernce again, December brings an opportunity to reflect upon the year’s publications. Like previous years, my “most engaging books” list reflects what i found most fascinating / useful / generative. Seek out these volumes, every one will reward the search. Your local, independent, bookstore can help…. This is the cream of the crop for 2016, seriously:

 

Poetry

Non-Fiction

 

 

Work in Translation

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HHAs Calgary’s Poet Laureate, I’m pleased as potatoes to be hosting a reading by Helen Hajnoczky and Victoria Braun!

Helen Hajnoczky is the author of Poets & Killers (Snare Books). Currently living in Montreal, she is back in Calgary for just a short period. Helen Hajnoczky holds a BA(Hon) from the University of Calgary, where her research focused on contemporary feminist avant-garde poetics as well as an MA and an MLIS, both from McGill. Her work has appeared in filling Station, Matrix, NoD, Rampike, and Speechless magazines, as well as in a variety of chapbooks. She has served as assistant editor of NoD magazine, as poetry editor of filling Station magazine, and has been a weekly contributor to the literary blog Lemon Hound. Hajnoczky blogs at: http://ateacozyisasometimes.blogspot.ca/

Victoria Braun is the author of ‪#‎girlproblems‬ (89+/LUMA foundation) and a small leaflet from No press. Braun’s work navigates the private/public dichotomy, concerned with the relationship between the personal and political. Using personal experience and social media, Braun researches the social climate of her generation, gathering information regarding gender dynamics and intimacy. Braun is currently finishing her BFA at the Alberta College of Art and Design. #girlproblems can be found online here: http://poetrywillbemadebyall.ch/book/girlproblems/

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(free admission, donations welcome)

August 6, 7pm

LOFT 112

#112, 535 8 Ave SE

Calgary, Alberta

Final emblem catalogue image Final emblem catalogue image spineShandy Hall has just released the sumptuous catalogue for their 2011 exhibition “The Emblem of my Work” designed to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Sterne’s marbled page, which Sterne described as ‘the motly emblem of my work’, 169 artists and writers were invited to design the Emblem of their own work.

Finally, this box of delights has been concocted where the identity of each Emblem-maker can be discovered in the booklet provided.  The catalogue is limited to 225 copies of which only 55 are available (170 copies are reserved for the participating artists and writers).
If you would like to reserve a copy, please contact the Curator at Shandy Hall.
The catalogue has been produced for the Laurence Sterne Trust by Colin Sackett.
Each contains an original, miniature marbled page by Payhembury Marbled Papers.

I’m proud to be included in this catalogue alongside such luminary colleagues as Tom Phillips, John Baldessari, Jen Bervin, Christian Bok, Helen Hajnoczky, Eric Zboya, Lemony Snicket and Eugen Gomringer…

No PRESS is proud to announce the publication of

False Friends

by Helen Hajnoczky

A poetic engagement with Hungarian folk art, vocabulary and translation, False Friends is a delicate combination of full-colour visual poems and lyrical explorations of the false freinds of translation. Produced in a strictly limited edition of 50 handbound copies (only 23 of which are for sale) at $4 each – to order, email derek@housepress.ca

from False Friends:

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it may seem adequate,

like a sword piercing a shield

in some chivalric tale,

but dust off any old book

and when you look inside

all you’ll find is questions.

is it a treasure map?

did it ride in from france?

is it a spear that slipped

through the ribs of your language,

thousands of years ago,

or is it a thorn in your heel

that you only just noticed?

trade your old tomes

for other volumes

and hunch over the pages

like a medieval monk,

search for its provenance

like a modern scholar.

or trade your leather bound books

for paperbacks

and stop asking questions.

Helen Hajnoczky has just reviewed Seen of the Crime.

Four videos of my performance May 29, 2011 in Calgary’s Riley Park as part of the filling Station / Pooka Press Pub Crawl (as recorded by Helen Hajnoczky):