Steveston

Steveston

Book - 2001 | 3rd ed
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Ronsdale Press offers a new edition of Steveston, this much loved work by two of Canada's finest poets and photographers. For this edition, Daphne Marlatt has written a new poem, never before published, to offer a postscript from 2001 on the original 1974 undertaking. At the publisher's request, Robert Minden has returned to his photographic archive bringing 9 additional images of Steveston and New Denver to light.In addition, Marlatt and Minden have rethought their decision to interleave poems and photos, and have, instead, created two separate but connected stories - poetry and pictures that evoke their own rhythms and then speak to each other of their connections. For the first time, Minden talks about their joint project of recreating Steveston, in verse and photos, as two overlapping but distinct "folios."For all the newness of this edition, Steveston retains its old magic: with Marlatt's long lines recreating the ebb and flow of the Fraser River, the sense of the twoartists outside the mainly Japanese-Canadian community, but also through their art evoking the multiple layers of community, the traces and erasures of presence. As Marlatt recalls, "There was something in Steveston which drew us, over and over again, and which our work attempted to enunciate - something under the backwater quiet, the river hum of comings and goings, the traffic of work, that was 'shouting' at us to tell it."
Publisher: Vancouver : Ronsdale Press, c2001
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780921870807
0921870809
Branch Call Number: C811.54 MAR 2001
Characteristics: 107 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Minden, Robert

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Marlatt's Steveston--a visual and poetic exploration of the Japanese fishing village in Richmond--was originally published in 1974. This 2001 includes a new poem by Marlatt and nine unpublished photographs by photographer Robert Minden.

Marlatt's Steveston--a visual and poetic exploration of the Japanese fishing village in Richmond--was originally published in 1974. This 2001 includes a new poem by Marlatt and nine unpublished photographs by photographer Robert Minden.

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saintjennifer Aug 21, 2017

Originally published in the 1970s, this is a photographic and poetic exploration of the Japanese fishing village in Richmond.


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