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Tim Bowling

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author image Tim Bowling has published numerous poetry collections, including Low Water Slack; Dying Scarlet (winner of the 1998 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for poetry); Darkness and Silence (winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry); The Witness Ghost; and The Memory Orchard (both nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award). He is also the author of three novels, Downriver Drift (Harbour), The Paperboy's Winter (Penguin) and The Bone Sharps (Gaspereau Press). His first book of non-fiction, The Lost Coast: Salmon, Memory and the Death of Wild Culture (Nightwood Editions), was shortlisted for three literary awards: The Writers' Trust Nereus Non-Fiction Award, the BC Book Prizes' Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and the Alberta Literary Awards' Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction. The Lost Coast was also chosen as a 2008 Kiriyama Prize "Notable Book." Bowling is the recipient of the Petra Kenney International Poetry Prize, the National Poetry Award and the Orillia International Poetry Prize. Bowling was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. A native of the West Coast, he now lives in Edmonton Alberta. His latest collection of poetry is Tenderman (Nightwood), due out in fall 2011.

Books

Book Cover The Book Collector
978-0-88971-235-5 0-88971-235-2 November 2008 $16.95
...hauntingly imagined and deftly crafted. Canadian Literature
Book Cover Darkness and Silence
978-0-88971-175-4 0-88971-175-5 2001 $16.95
Winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry
Book Cover Downriver Drift
978-1-55017-220-1 1-55017-220-4 2000 $21.95
The compelling and critically-acclaimed debut novel by one of Canada's top poets.
Book Cover Dying Scarlet
978-0-88971-164-8 0-88971-164-X 1997 $17.95
Named for the poem that won Tim Bowling the 1997 Petra Kenney International Poetry Prize, Dying Scarlet has also captured Alberta's 2000 Stephan G. Stephasson Poetry Award and established Tim Bowling as one of our country's best poets.
Book Cover The Lost Coast: Salmon, Memory and the Death of Wild Culture
978-0-88971-211-9 0-88971-211-5 September 2007 $29.95
Book Cover Low Water Slack
978-0-88971-161-7 0-88971-161-5 1995 $16.95
"Tim Bowling's first book, Low Water Slack, is a rare find. Accomplished, assured, and stocked with memorable imagery, it trumpets the presence of a huge new talent." -The Antigonish Review
Book Cover Selected Poems
978-0-88971-278-2 0-88971-278-6 April 2013 $22.95
Book Cover Tenderman
978-0-88971-259-1 0-88971-259-X August 2011 $18.95
Book Cover Where the Words Come From: Canadian Poets in Conversation
978-0-88971-184-6 0-88971-184-4 February 2002 $22.95
A first of its kind! - Canada's best-known poets are interviewed by its up-and-coming poets.
Book Cover The Witness Ghost
978-0-88971-191-4 0-88971-191-7 March 2003 $15.95
Shortlisted for the 2003 Governor General's Award for Poetry.