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Available Now :: Could Be: New Poems


George Bowering’s latest collection of poetry hits the shelves today. Could Be assembles a new offering of poems from one of Canada’s indisputable literary greats, wiser, though not any mellower, for his years. These pages are suffused with the warmth and curiosity of any young poet.

Join us on Zoom Sunday June 27 at 2pm PST for a double feature launch event to celebrate both Could Be and Bowering’s earlier 2021 release, Soft Zipper.

Missed the launch event? You can watch the recording right here on YouTube.

Cover design by Oliver McPartlin

Every day now
in my ninth
decade I am newly

educated by small things I
was educated by
when I was little

when my arm
was half as long
as it is now

when I knew
for the first time
the big earth was

turning over
with me
able to stand on it.

Find Could Be in store at your local bookseller:

:: Galiano Island Books – Galiano Island, BC
:: Laughing Oyster Bookshop – Courtenay, BC
:: Bookingham Palace Bookstore – Salmon Arm, BC
:: Tanner’s Books – Sidney, BC
:: 32 Books – North Vancouver, BC
:: Queen Books – Toronto, ON
:: Someday Books – St. Catherines, ON
:: Hunter St Books – Peterborough, ON
:: Book City – Toronto, ON (Queen St & Danforth Ave)
:: Chapters

Robson St – Vancouver, BC
Granville St – Vancouver, BC
Yonge St – Toronto, ON
Bloor St W – Toronto, ON
Rideau St – Ottawa, ON
Place Montreal Trust – Montreal, QC

Or order online:
:: New Star Books
:: Chapters
:: UTP Distribution