Tim Bowling

Circa Nineteen Hundred and Grief is Tim Bowling’s twelfth collection of poetry, others of which include The Annotated Bee & Me, Fathom, The Memory Orchard, and Selected Poems. He has also published a memoir, four novels (including The Bone Sharps and The Tinsmith) and a creative work on book collecting and poetry entitled In The Suicide’s Library. Bowling lives in Edmonton, Alberta.



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Refrain for Rental Boat #4
Tim Bowling

2008 / Poetry / $100.00
9781554470679 / Fine / 12 pp


This musical poem at once despairs and revels in a frustrating day from the author’s former life in the salmon-fishing industry on the Fraser River Delta. Bowling and his brother are set to head out on the river—it’s the perfect tide at the height of the run—but “Something is wrong with the Volvo prop!”

The text of this poem was hand composed in Goudy Old Style and printed on Mohawk Superfine paper. Jack McMaster’s illustrations combine letterpress printing with the lost twentieth-century colouring technique of pochoir, or painting through stencils.

This 12-page accordion-style book is trimmed to 8 × 8 inches and bound between boards covered in St. Armand handmade paper.

Other Books by this Author

Circa Nineteen Hundred and Grief
Tim Bowling

2014 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN
9781554471348 / Trade paper / 80 pp
In the Suicide’s Library: A Book Lover’s Journey
Tim Bowling

2010 / Fiction / $27.95 CAN
9781554470891 / Trade paper / 320 pp
The Annotated Bee and Me
Tim Bowling

2010 / Poetry / $18.95 CAN
9781554470860 / Trade paper / 64 pp
The Bone Sharps
Tim Bowling

2007 / Fiction / $27.95 CAN
9781554470358 / Trade paper / 312 pp
Fathom
Tim Bowling

2006 / Poetry / $49.95 CAN
9781554470174 / Fine / 112 pp
Fathom
Tim Bowling

2006 / Poetry / $18.95 CAN
9781554470167 / Trade paper / 112 pp

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