Making Waves

Edited by Trevor Carolan

Making Waves
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Distinguished in part by its attention to language of place, natural science, local flora and fauna, land and seascapes, and receptivity to aboriginal forebears, much of the literature from British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest region of the US is increasingly informed ... Read more


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Distinguished in part by its attention to language of place, natural science, local flora and fauna, land and seascapes, and receptivity to aboriginal forebears, much of the literature from British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest region of the US is increasingly informed by cross-border and multicultural perspectives. Within the context of the region's still relatively young written hsitory, these vivid signifiers may be regarded as effectively constituting a previously undefined literacy of place. The nature of the material is diverse and the aim has been to compile a kind of nurse-log compendium-an anthology rich in critical thinking, archival memory, creation myths, and homage to celebrated elders of the region's literary tribe. From this trail-clearing work, further explorations can begin. "The book is a welcome addition to a burgeoning field and an instigation to further critical inquiry into multiple literary traditions of the Northwest. " - Prairie Fire

Trevor Carolan

Trevor Carolan began writing as a backpacking reporter for The Columbian newspaper while in high school in 1968 and has since visited more than 50 countries. His work includes many books of non-fiction, poetry, and anthologies. He has held a number of senior arts appointments during his career, and was elected municipal councillor in North Vancouver following campaigns on behalf of Indigenous land claims and watershed conservation issues. He received a PhD in International Relations from Bond University, Queensland, for studies in Literature, Ecology, and Ideas of the Sacred in the Global Age. His documentary film Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World features many distinguished writers and is based on his co-edited Eco-Lit collection of the same title which received a Best American Essays Citation in 2013. His books include Giving Up Poetry: With Allen Ginsberg at Hollyhock; Return to Stillness: Twenty Years with a Tai Chi Master; The Literary Storefront: The Glory Years, Vancouver's Literary Centre 1978-1985; In Formless Circumstance: Poems from the Road & Home; and New World Dharma: Encounters with Buddhist Teachers, Writers, and Leaders. The long-time International Editor of Pacific Rim Review of Books, Carolan reads internationally, frequently with musicians, and is Professor Emeritus at University of the Fraser Valley.

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