George Bowering

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(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Bowering, George 1935–

Bowering is a Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, biographer, essayist, and editor. His poetry shows the influence of the Black Mountain group and has gradually evolved from the short lyric form of his earlier Sticks & Stones to serial poems of book length such as Baseball or George, Vancouver. His A Short Sad Book is a satiric examination of one of his favorite subjects, the state of Canadian literature. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 21-24, rev. ed.)