About the Book
Governor General Award winner Roy Miki is one of Canada’s preeminent poets. Flow: Collected Poems of Roy Miki gathers together work from his critically acclaimed poetry collections – Saving Face, Random Access File, Surrender, There, and Mannequin Rising – as well as a substantial section of new, previously unpublished works.
This is the fourth volume in a new series of collected works published by Talonbooks. The first three are Phyllis Webb’s Peacock Blue: The Collected Poems, Fred Wah’s Scree: The Collected Early Poems, 1962–1991, and Daphne Marlatt's Intertidal: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1968–2008.
About the Book
Flow presents all of Roy Miki's critically acclaimed poetry, including new work and photographs. An important collection from one of Canada's preeminent poets.
Roy Miki grew up in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver in 1967. He has published widely on Asian Canadian writing, Canadian literature, cultural activism, and contemporary poetry, and has edited works by George Bowering, bpNichol, and Roy K. Kiyooka. He is the author of Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice (2004) and In Flux: Transnational Shifts in Asian Canadian Writing (2011), as well as six books of poems. His third book of poems, Surrender (2001), received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Cloudy and Clear, his most recent book of poems, is part of Flow. With his wife, Slavia Miki, he has also co-written a children’s book, Dolphin SOS (2014), awarded the 2014 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize. Roy taught in the English department at Simon Fraser University for over thirty years. He received the Order of Canada in 2006 and the Order of British Columbia in 2009.Michael Barnholden is a writer, historian, editor, translator, publisher, photographer, painter, and poet. He is the author of many poetry and non-fiction titles, including After the Horse Doctors: Baseball in Vancouver (forthcoming from Publication Studio), Circumstances Alter Photographs: Captain James Peters and the War of 1885 (Talonbooks, 2009), Gabriel Dumont Speaks (Talonbooks, 2009), Street Stories: 100 Years of Homelessness in Vancouver, with Nancy Newman and with photos by Lindsay Mearns (Anvil Press, 2007), Reading the Riot Act: A History of Riots in Vancouver (Anvil Press, 2005), Writing Class: The Kootenay School of Writing Anthology (co-edited with Andrew Klobucar, New Star Books, 1999), and On the Ropes (Coach House, 1997).