Only Seemly

By Guy Birchard
Edited by Stan Dragland

Only Seemly
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Only Seemly, codicil to Hecatomb, comprises diverse matters of threshold consciousness, profane Moments, Bright or Stolen, "re-enacted desire" recouped with scalpel, magnifying glass, tweezers: what you alone see, or sense, that no one else does. "A peerless autobiography." ... Read more


Overview

Only Seemly, codicil to Hecatomb, comprises diverse matters of threshold consciousness, profane Moments, Bright or Stolen, "re-enacted desire" recouped with scalpel, magnifying glass, tweezers: what you alone see, or sense, that no one else does. "A peerless autobiography." --Howard McCord

Also by Guy Birchard:

Baby Grand (Ilderton: Brick / Nairn, 1979)
Neckeverse (Newcastle upon Tyne: Galloping Dog Press, 1989)
Birchard's Garage (Durham, UK: Pig Press, 1991)
Twenty Grand (Boston, Mass.: Pressed Wafer, 2003)
Further than the Blood (Boston: Pressed Wafer, 2010)
Hecatomb (Brooklyn: Pressed Wafer, 2017)
Aggregate: retrospective (Bristol, UK: Shearsman Books, 2018)

Guy Birchard

Guy Birchard lives below the radar, perfectly disaffiliated, in Victoria, BC.

Stan Dragland

Stan Dragland was born and brought up in Alberta. He was educated at The University of Alberta and Queen's University. He has taught at the University of Alberta, at The Grammar School, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, in the English Department at the University of Western Ontario in London, and in the Banff Centre Writing Studio. He now lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was founding editor of Brick, a journal of reviews and founder of Brick Books, a poetry publishing house, which he still serves as publisher and editor. Between 1993 and 1996 he was poetry editor for McClelland and Stewart. He has published three previous books of fiction: Peckertracks, a Chronicle (shortlisted for the 1978 Books in Canada First Novel Prize), Journeys Through Bookland and Other Passages, and (for children) Simon Jesse's Journey. He has edited collections of essays on Duncan Campbell Scott and James Reaney. Wilson MacDonald's Western Tour, a 'critical collage,' has been followed by two other books of criticism, The Bees of the Invisible: Essays in Contemporary English Canadian Writing and Floating Voice: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Literature of Treaty 9, which won the 1995 Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Literary Criticism. 12 Bars, a prose blues, was co-winner of the bp Nichol Chapbook Award in 2003, the same year Apocrypha: Further Journeys appeared in NeWest Press's Writer-as-Critic series. Apocrypha was winner of the Rogers Cable Non-Fiction Award in 2005. In April 2004 the stage adaptation of HalldÛr Laxness's The Atom Station, co-written with Agnes Walsh, was performed at the LSPU Hall in St. John's. His most recent book is Stormy Weather: Foursomes, prose poetry from Pedlar Press, was shortlisted for the EJ Pratt Poetry Award in 2007. He is editor of the recently-released Hard-Headed and Big-Hearted: Writing Newfoundland, a collection of essays by Newfoundland historian Stuart Pierson.

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A gorgeous Lyrical Romp, deeply penetrating into that curious place where Language Means and Meaning finds its Voice. --Marcus Foutu, from Hecatomb

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