Reading: George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, Maria Hindmarch, Fred Wah from TISH

Saturday, April 6, 3pm

George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, Maria Hindmarch, Fred Wah
TISH, 1963

George Bowering is the oldest surviving editor of Tish. He apparently won’t stop writing books, and keeps reading books by his teachers and companions. He has the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. He recently published half a book with New Star Books. George Stanley wrote the other half. Speaking of visual artists: his work has been influenced by and decorated by Roy Kiyooka, Gordon Payne, Brian Fisher, Greg Curnoe, Jack Chambers, Pierre Coupey and Charles Pachter.

Gladys Maria Hindmarch was born in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island and earned a BA and MA from the University of British Columbia. A lyrical prose writer, Hindmarch is author of The Peter Stories (1976) and a two pregnancies one birth narrative, A Birth Account ; and a twenty linked stories about working on a coastal freighter up and down the outside coast of Vancouver Island, The Watery Part of the World. She was one of the editors of the second phase of the poetry newsletter, TISH. Hindmarch taught in the 60s at Vancouver Community College and from the 70s to early 2000s at Capilano College.

Daphne Marlatt, (born July 11, 1942 in Melbourne, Australia), is a Canadian poet who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. At a young age her family moved to Malaysia and at age nine they moved back to British Columbia, where she attended the University of British Columbia. There she developed her poetry style and her strong feminist views. In 1968, she received an MA in comparative literature from Indiana University. Her poetry, while considered extremely dense and difficult, is also much acclaimed. In 2006, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

B.C. poet Fred Wah’s most recent book is a collaboration with Rita Wong about the Columbia River,beholden: a poem as long as the river. Talonbooks also recently published Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1962-1991. High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, An Interactive Poem, is available online,