Words We Call Home: Celebrating Creative Writing at UBC

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Linda Svendsen
UBC Press, Nov 1, 2011 - Literary Collections - 402 pages
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'This is the 25th anniversary (going on 44th) of an opportunity, of Earle Birney's sanctuary for creative writers. We, at the gate of the stockade, follow the migrations of the creatures imagined into life outside; and it is best that I do as we always have -- let the gate swing open to let the curiosity roam, so that you can see some of those that came down through the years to drink at UBC and then move on. Each of us has our favourites; you will find yours.' -- George McWhirter, from the Introduction

Words We Call Home is a commemorative anthology celebrating more than twenty-five years of achievement for the UBC Creative Writing department -- the oldest writing program in Canada. The more than sixty poets, dramatists, and fiction writers included provide just a sample of the energy and vision the department has fostered over the years. From Earle Birney's pioneering efforts in 1946, to the birth of the department in 1965, to the present day, the programme has created a place for aspiring, talented writers.

That it has succeeded is evidenced by the numerous authors who have received Governor General Awards, Commonwealth Poetry Prizes, CBC Prizes for Poetry, and other distinguished awards. Words We Call Home is a collection of work that will hold a special place in the hearts of those who have watched UBC grow and flourish over the years and of everyone who loves literature.

 

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Contents

LEONARD ANGEL
3
CHRISTIANNE BALK
10
CAROL BOLT
13
ROO BORSON
22
GEORGE BOWERING
25
ROBERT BRINGHURST
26
FRANK DAVEY
30
DON DICKINSON
33
NORMAN KLENMAN
209
CHARLES LILLARD
215
CYNTHIA MACDONALD
219
KENNETH MsupcGOOGAN
221
FLORENCE MsupcNEIL
228
GEORGE MsupcWHIRTER
232
KIM MALTMAN
235
JILL MANDRAKE
239

GLEN DOWNIE
41
DARYL DUKE
44
KENNETH DYBA
48
DAVID EVANIER
51
MARYA FIAMENGO
64
MICHAEL FINLAY
68
DENNIS FOON
70
CATHY FORD
74
ERIC FORRER
79
BILL GASTON
83
GARY GEDDES
91
KICO GONZALEZRISSO
95
ELIZABETH GOURLAY
109
PAUL GREEN
112
GENNI GUNN
115
GEOFF HANCOCK
124
HART HANSON
136
ROBERT HARLOW
143
ERNEST HEKKANEN
150
GLADYS HINDMARCH
157
JACK HODGINS
164
MARGARET HOLLINGSWORTH
172
DEBBIE HOWLETT
183
ANN IRELAND
188
SALLY IRELAND
196
SURJEET KALSEY
203
LIONEL KEARNS
206
DAPHNE MARLATT
243
SEYMOUR MAYNE
246
JENNIFER MITTON
249
DANIEL DAVID MOSES
258
ERIN MOURÉ
263
JANE MUNRO
268
RONA MURRAY
271
MORGAN NYBERG
275
MORRIS PANYCH
278
GEORGE PAYERLE
289
EG PERRAULT
301
KAREN PETERSEN
306
MAIDA PRICE
309
LINDA ROGERS
317
LAKE SAGARIS
320
ANDREAS SCHROEDER
324
ROBERT SHERRIN
336
HEATHER SPEARS
343
RICHARD STEVENSON
346
DONA STURMANIS
349
FRED WAH
352
TOM WAYMAN
355
IAN WEIR
359
JIM WONGCHU
365
ANDREW WREGGITT
369
DERK WYNAND
373
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Linda Svendsen is an assistant professor in the Creative Writing Department at the University of British Columbia.

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