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Patrick Friesen -- Book Launch

Thursday Oct 27 2011 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Winnipeg launch of jumping in the asylum (Quattro Books).

Patrick Friesen, formerly of Winnipeg, now lives on Vancouver Island. He writes poetry, drama, scripts, songs, text for dance and music, and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, dancers and choreographers. Friesen has published more than a dozen books of poetry. He has also written two full-length plays staged at various theatres in Canada. Friesen was short-listed for the Governor Generalís Award for poetry in 1997. He was also short-listed for the Dorothy Livesay Award in BC in 1998, and again in 2003. In 1994 his book Blasphemerís Wheel won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year award in Manitoba.

Wide-ranging in subject, deeply intuitive and layered in style, influenced equally by the cadences of jazz and of the Bible, the poems in jumping in the asylum will stand out among this distinguished authorís strongest work.


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Jumping the Asylum

- Trade paperback

by Patrick Friesen - $16.95 - Add to Cart

Wide-ranging in subject, deeply intuitive and layered in style, influenced equally by the cadences of jazz and of the Bible, the poems in jumping in the asylum will stand out among this d...

Blasphemer's Wheel

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by Patrick Friesen - $12.95 - Add to Cart

Winner of the 1994 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.You Don't Get to Be a Saint is a sharp-edged collage full of the echoes of human movement and voice. Winner of the 1994 McNally ...

Broken Bowl, A

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by Patrick Friesen - $12.95 - Add to Cart

Set firmly at the end of the millennium, A Broken Bowl takes on the burden of history, with its heaped atrocities, its unimaginable sufferings. This long poem is an angry lament, a summon...

Shunning

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by Patrick Friesen - $8.95 - Add to Cart

The Shunning 'tears heads off cliches, making us see a whole place freshly. It is a complete world, reeling and tilting but enduring. A fine book, full of bone and muscle. A totality.' Ch...

The Shunning

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by Patrick Friesen - Scirocco Drama (series) - $14.95 - Add to Cart

The story of one man struggling to express his personal views within a society that demands conformity.Peter is trying to live a good life, a faithful life. When he begins to question the...

Earth's Crude Gravities

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by Patrick Friesen - $16.95 - Add to Cart

Longlisted for the 2008 ReLit Award for PoetryEarth's Crude Gravities is both a meditation and an argument, a compelling series of poems on the world of matter and the world of spirit. Ac...

Interim

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by Patrick Friesen - $17.95 - Add to Cart

The Breath You Take from the Lord

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by Patrick Friesen - $16.95 - Add to Cart

The Breath You Take From The Lord is a masterful volume that confirms Patrick Friesen's reputation as one of Canada's finest and most versatile poets. In language striking in its simplici...

Carrying the Shadow

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by Patrick Friesen, Friesen Patrick - $12.95 - Add to Cart

Patrick Friesen's newest collection is a haunting ode to the lives we have felt too briefly, known only in passing and yearn to hold still. While those who loved them keen softly between ...


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