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Spring 2009 Vancouver Review features Terry Glavin from Kabul, reviews of two recent books

2009.05.11 — The Spring 2009 issue of Vancouver Review, hitting news stands this month, features reviews of Vancouver: A Poem by George Stanley, and What Species of Creatures by Sharon Kirsch.

And Terry Glavin, whose Transmontanus series stands at seventeen volumes and counting, reports from Kabul in his feature article, "Taqunya." Glavin recently won the Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence for 2009. New Star published his first three books: A Death Feast in Dimlahamid, A Ghost in the Water, and This Ragged Place.

According to reviewer Dania Sheldon, describing the "idiosyncratic" What Species of Creatures, "Readers will find What Species an incisive, passionate challenge to us to re-examine our relationships with the other animals, who (yes, who) maintain their precarious existences alongside the juggernaut of humanity."

"Stanley's observations are sharp, almost mercilessly truthful," writes reviewer Norbert Ruebsaat about Vancouver: A Poem, a finalist for the 2009 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.