Archive for April, 2012

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Event: Plan 99 Reading in Ottawa

April 8, 2012

I’ll be reading with Roo Borson at the Plan 99 series at The Manx pub in Ottawa this coming Saturday. Hope you can be there. It’s sort of the Ottawa launch of Whiteout, and I’ll have some books on hand for sale. It’s an early reading, so we’ll probably all have dinner and drinks afterwards. Stick around!

What: Roo Borson and George Murray at Plan 99
Where: The Manx, 370 Elgin Street, Ottawa (map)
When: Saturday, April 14, 5pm

 

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News: Whiteout on Poetry Bestseller List

April 3, 2012

Whiteout managed to sneak on the Quill and Quire’s bestseller list for poetry in the two weeks before it was even published. Beaten out by Homer, Roo, Don, Pablo, and Tim, but beating out Irving, Billy, Tupac, Dante, Leonard, Seamus, and Ovid. Not bad… Launching tonight in St. John’s, too. See posts below.

From Tupac Shakur to Don McKay, this week’s bestsellers list honours National Poetry Month. For the two weeks ending March 25:

1. The Iliad, Homer; Stephen Mitchell, trans.
(Simon & Schuster Canada, $35 cl, 9781439163375)

2. Rain; road; an open boat, Roo Borson
(McClelland & Stewart, $18.99 pa, 9780771012983)

3. Paradoxides, Don McKay
(M&S, $18.99 pa, 9780771055096)

4. The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, Pablo Neruda; Ilan Stavans, ed.
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux/D&M Publishers, $21.95 pa, 9780374529604)

5. Assiniboia, Tim Lilburn
(M&S, $18.99 pa, 9780771050084)

6. Whiteout, George Murray
(ECW Press, $18.95 pa, 9781770410879)

 

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Interview: CBC Weekend Arts Magazine

April 3, 2012

Here’s me talking about Whiteout on the CBC Weekend Arts Magazine. The St. John’s launch for Whiteout is tomorrow night at the Ship!