Los Pájaros de Tenacatita / George Bowering

Los Pàjaros

In Los Pájaros de Tenacatita George looks at life in general and Mexican life in particular—its birds, its kids, its visiting gringos—with depth, compassion and characteristic Bowering humour. Written in La Manzanilla del Mar, Mexico in January 2013,  each of the poems is a fulcrum which consists of six lines divided into couplets. Cuban poet, Pablo Medina, describes how he came up with the form here.

George Bowering in La Manzanilla
Dedication page
He Sets His Watch

This chapbook is published in an edition of 115, of which the first 25 copies are signed by the author. The cover is a laser printed image of a bird painted on a leaf.

Designed and typeset in Cambria and Paris Bold by Linda Crosfield.

The cover stock is “Tortilla”, 50% sugar cane fibre and 50% post consumer waste. End papers are 30% recycled content and 30% post consumer waste in relic gold. The binding is hand sewn with linen thread.

The book is $10 CAD or USD plus shipping ($3 within Canada)

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