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Play Chthonics: New Canadian Readings Marlatt, Daphne; Meredith, Quartermain


Daphne Marlatt lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is an iconic Canadian poet, novelist, theorist, little-magazine editor, and itinerant university instructor (creative writing, women's studies, and contemporary literature). She is the founding co-editor of Tessera, the bilingual journal of feminist theory, and has co-edited several other magazines. Since the 1980s, she has served as writer-in-residence at numerous universities across Canada and mentored at Sage Hill (Saskatchewan) and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Author of ten collections of poetry, her most recent book is The Given (McClelland and Stewart, 2008).Meredith Quartermain is best known as a writer of urban spaces and as an innovator of poetic form. Her Vancouver Walking (2005) won the BC Book Award for Poetry, and Nightmarker (2008) was a finalist for the Vancouver Book Award. Her poetry also includes the inventive and critically acclaimed Matter (2008) and Recipes from the Red Planet (2010). Her work appears regularly in magazines such as The Walrus, Canadian Literature, Matrix, and Prism International, and she is cofounder of Nomados Literary Publishers, which has published more than 30 books of contemporary writing.

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