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Gustave Morin earns Alcuin nod, is UnBound bound

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from Clean Sails the video

Morin in a still from Clean Sails the video

Clean Sails, the “strange, stun­ning” vol­ume of type­writer poet­ry from Gus­tave Morin, con­tin­ues to turn heads, most recent­ly at the Alcuin book design awards where it earned an hon­ourable men­tion for design­ers Gus­tave Morin and Mark Lal­ib­erte. An arma­da of Clean Sails will now embark on a Mag­el­lanesque voy­age to Tokyo and Ger­many to enter a glob­al book design com­pe­ti­tion and join per­ma­nent col­lec­tions there, before return­ing to tra­verse Cana­da from St. John’s to Vic­to­ria.

Morin him­self, mean­while, will be sail­ing the mighty 401 up to Toron­to next month to appear at the Pages UnBound Fes­ti­val at the Art Gallery of Ontario. On the after­noon of Sat­ur­day, May 7 he’ll set up a half-dozen type­writ­ers in the foy­er of Jack­man Hall for a live type­writer poet­ry demon­stra­tion, and then per­form that evening at “Doing Things With Words,” an event in the Hall prop­er with Kaie Kel­lough, Jason Sharp, and Aisha Sasha John. Check out Pages UnBound’s web­site or face­book for details.