Tuesday, September 20, 2016

new from above/ground press: That Toddlin’ Town / Baby, don’ ya wanna go? by George Bowering

That Toddlin’ Town / Baby, don’ ya wanna go?
George Bowering


Four cocktail
onions in a shot
glass, how classic
to let the guy

help build
his own Gibson,
no guitar but
a story from
his youth

as a reader,
a hick boy
in an agricultural

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
September 2016
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

George Bowering
is a veteran poet who lives in Vancouver. He recently published a hockey book with ECW and has collaborated on a book of paternal letters with Charles Demers for Arsenal/Pulp.

That Toddlin’ Town / Baby, don’ ya wanna go? is George Bowering’s tenth above/ground press publication and fourth above/ground press chapbook, after STANZAS #12 (“BLONDES ON BIKES: 1-20,” April 1997), A, You’re Adorable (as “Ellen Field,” October, 1998; reissued October 2004) and Tocking Heads (ALBERTA SERIES #2, October, 2007). He is also the author of six above/ground press “poem” broadsheets: “UNKNOWN LIQUID” (#73, June 1998), “from Cars” (#152, June 2002), “Straight Pant Legs” (#184, October 2003) and “untitled” (#241, October 2005), as well as two as “Ellen Field”: “G” (#75, June, 1998) and “H” (#79, September, 1998)

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9 or paypal at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

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