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Book love

My book of prose poems The things I heard about you is out with Nightwood in about a month. It’s been great to see it turn up on a few lists of anticipated titles — on this CBC fall book list, on the 49th Shelf’s Fall Poetry Preview, and in The Quill and Quire’s most anticipated poetry and graphica for 2014. The book will be available on October 10th and you can pre-order it from Amazon here. I’ll be posting the October & November readings from the book here soon.

My writing friend Marguerite Pigeon is releasing a new book of short stories Some Extremely Boring Drives with NeWest Press and I’m happy to be reading at her book launch with Meredith Quartermain. It’s a rare chance for me to read some fiction-in-progress. The launch is at the Dunlevy Snackbar on October 1st at 7:30 (433 Dunlevy St, Vancouver). If you do the Facebook thing, the event listing is here

 

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Best Canadian Stories & Coming Attractions now out!

The 2009 editions of Best Canadian Stories and Coming Attractions can now be purchased online from Oberon Press. Coming Attractions editor Mark Anthony Jarman writes in the introduction: “Alex Leslie writes fine stories and essays of the west coast, often set in remote valleys and logging roads of Vancouver Island, stories dealing with family histories and fissures and geology and music and natural disasters. They read like a new form of ghost story.”

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