About the author
Marilyn Bowering has published seven previous titles with Beach Holme (now a part of the Dundurn Group):
Love As It Is (1993) The Killing Room (1990) Calling All the World (1989) My Grandfather Was A Soldier (1987) Giving Back Diamonds (1982) Sleeping with Lambs (1980) The Visitors Have All Returned (1979)
Her first novel, To All Appearances a Lady (Random House, 1989) was followed by Visible Worlds (HarperCollins, 1997), winner of the BC Book Prize for Fiction. Anyone Can See I Love You (Porqupine's Quill, 1989), The Sunday Before Winter (General, 1984), One Who Became Lost (Fiddlehead, 1976) and The Liberation of Newfoundland (Fiddlehead, 1973) have also contributed to her national reputation.
Bowering has written stage plays for children as well as radio plays for both the CBC and the BBC which have been nominated for the Prix Italia and the Sony Award. Bowering has also written an animated film script for the NFB entitled ""Divine Fate."" Bowering teaches creative writing at the University of Victoria and has been a writer-in-residence for many universities both in Canada and abroad. She has appeared in more than a dozen national and international anthologies.
Human Bodies collects the poems of the latter half of award-winning poet and novelist Marilyn Bowering's illustrious career. On the heels of her Governor General nominated Beach Holme title Autobiography, this collection also includes her earlier works Love As It Is, Calling All the World, Anyone Can See I Love You, Grandfather Was A Soldier and forty-five previously unpublished new poems. The first in our Canadian Classics Series, this is the perfect compendium for students of the next wave of Canadian verse.
From Anyone Can See I Love You, a gloss on the glamorous yet tragic life of Marilyn Monroe to the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik II in Calling All the World and the battles of the Somme and Passchendaele Ridge in Grandfather Was A Soldier, this collection is an astonishing tribute to Bowering's boundless range. Equal parts cerebral and sensual, Human Bodies is a retrospective not to be missed and a must-have for every Canadian literature curriculum.