Category Archives: Books

Dragon

As I was working on the editing of The Book of Beasts, I was also working on some small wood and lino-cuts, wanting to continue my tradition of publishing visual art in my books. The book designer found a real … Continue reading

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Reading of The Book of Beasts

Coming from my recorded interview with Wes Funk on Shaw Cable’s Lit Happens, I must document here that he called me The Lady Gaga of Saskatchewan. Something to write on my tombstone. I must signal my pod-bearers to help get me carried … Continue reading

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Fish, Frying

This fish started out as a lino-cut, but ended up digital. A few years ago, our sabbatical almost over, kicked out of our island rental house for the summer and living in a trailer with a 6 year-old and a … Continue reading

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At Least Three Self-Portraits

Here are some self-portraits, the first in the great tradition of poverty-stricken Rembrandt, who couldn’t afford a model. I apologize for the blurry slide, but I actually have no idea where this piece is, now. When I’ve drawn friends, they’ve … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened to Me On My Way From the Garden of Eden

The New Quarterly has just come out with a sneak peek at my next novel, Candle, which is still in manuscript form! See it in Fall, 2011, issue number 120. Speaking of books, this odd little sculpture contains the most … Continue reading

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The Baby Who Came a Long Way

Oh damn, someone’s actually gone and done it. At the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, Marni Kotak gave birth in a performance titled The Birth of Baby X on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011: http://marnikotak.com/pages/performances.html This forces me to write … Continue reading

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Le Bestiaire Des Anges

Here it is finally, Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagne’s translation of The Book of Beasts, Le Bestiaire des Anges – the beast-book of angels — published by Quebec Amerique. I have longed to hold in my hands and feel the … Continue reading

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My Flesh the Sound of Rain

This is a collage I did for the cover of Heather MacLeod’s book of poetry, the title taken from the title of her book, Published by Coteau, 1998. In 2005 I was diagnosed with cancer when my son was still … Continue reading

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Lazlo and the Swan

Every now and then, I get a commission to do visual art. This spring I designed four glyphs for Byrna Barklay’s upcoming novel, The Forest Horses, and the swan reminded me of another swan I made when I was nineteen. … Continue reading

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I Always Wear a Ball Gown and Heels To Admire the Toilet Paper

How about you? No shit. Or at least they never mention it. This is from WöM, a blending of an image of a ruined mansion from my Irish research trip for The Book of Beasts, and two advertisements that seemed … Continue reading

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