Category Archives: Candle

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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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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Swallow

Here is the little woodcut I did of the swallow (in The Book of Beasts) perhaps my favorite bird. We were getting our house built, Colin bringing scraps of Douglas fir from the building site to burn in the stove. … Continue reading

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