surfing that site, i found this:
there is cool stuff out there!
while i'm on the subject of one of the great movers and shakers (glen lowry) at west coast line, i should mention that i ran into another-- michael barnholden-- at the thakore event two nights ago. mike told me that west coast line books has just sent its first four books, from four important vancouver writers-- reg johansson, roger farr, natalie simpson and garry morse-- to press.
also recently released is the first commodore book, a book of short fiction by fred booker called adventures in debt collection. (how many books can you fit in a single sentence?) commodore is a project of three quiet but brilliant people-- wayde compton, karina vernon and david chariandy-- who are deeply committed to black history in the western canada. congratulations you guys! i'm buying you each a megaphone.
and now for a complete non-sequitur: has anybody out there noticed how terrible peaches are this year? you buy them, they look good, and then they are all pulpy inside. i have a thing about pulpy fruit-- it brings on total puke reflex, worse than rotten meat, or rodents or any number of unpleasant things i could name. how do they get like that? why do i find it so repellant? there must be a good psychoanalytic explanation.