The World, I Guess by George Bowering

The World, I Guess

  • Poetry
  • 160 pages, 6×9 inches
  • Price: $18 CAD · $16 USD
  • ISBN: 9781554200962
  • Date published: 2015-05-14
  • Availability: in print & available

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About The World, I Guess

The World, I Guess is a substantial book, six sections that demonstrate a command of a broad poetic range, a catholic range of interests, and echoes of a lifetime of reading and learning from Pound, Williams, Stanley, and others.

The centrepiece is "The Flood," a long, complex, discursive poem whose subject is poesis and whose interest is in the world around the writer. But the book ends with a suite of translations of the "modern" Canadian poetry canon, from Charles G.D. Roberts and Archibald Lampman to Irving Layton and Phyllis Webb.

While The World, I Guess might be just GB's 36th book of poetry, he's also issued a dozen or two novels and short story collections and another couple of dozen books of stuff he didn't make up: criticism, memoirs, and histories.

About George Bowering

Canada's inaugural Poet–Laureate, winner of the British Columbia Lieutenant–Governor's Award for Literature, decorated Member of both the Orders of Canada and of British Columbia who once won a single GG for two different books, Mr. Bowering today lives quietly in Vancouver, where he continues to work as a writer.

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