• MARLATT, Daphne; MINDEN, Robert; HALLETT, Carla: Steveston + Like Light Off Water
MARLATT, Daphne; MINDEN, Robert; HALLETT, Carla. Steveston + Like Light Off Water. Vancouver: Ronsdale Press /LostSound, 2001. First Thus. Trade Paperback + Compact Disc. 225x197mm. New. 107pp. A new edition of Steveston, with a separate audio recording.

For this edition of Steveston, Daphne Marlatt has written a new poem, never before published, to offer a postscript from 2001 on the original 1974 undertaking. At the publisherís request, Robert Minden has returned to his photographic archive bringing 9 additional images of Steveston and New Denver to light.

Marlatt and Minden here rethink their decision to interleave poems and photos, and have, instead, created two separate but connected stories -- poetry and pictures that evoke their own rhythms and then speak to each other of their connections. For the first time, Minden talks about their joint project of recreating Steveston, in verse and photos, as two overlapping but distinct "folios."

For all the newness of this edition, Steveston retains its old magic: with Marlattís long lines recreating the ebb and flow of the Fraser River, the sense of the two artists outside the mainly Japanese-Canadian community, but also through their art evoking the multiple layers of community, the traces and erasures of presence. As Marlatt recalls, "There was something in Steveston which drew us, over and over again, and which our work attempted to enunciate -- something under the backwater quiet, the river hum of comings and goings, the traffic of work, that was ëshoutingí at us to tell it."

Included with the book is a recording of Marlatt reading passages from Steveston to music composed and performed by Robert Minden with Carla Hallett.

MARLATT, Daphne; MINDEN, Robert; HALLETT, Carla: Steveston + Like Light Off Water

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