Miles Lowry Blood Orange:
the Paul Bowles poems
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In his new work, Blood Orange, Canadian author Miles Lowry explores the life of Paul Bowles in a snapshot album of poems and images drawn from years of wandering in Bowles fiction and biographical remnants. Bowles rose to international prominence with the publication of his novel, The Sheltering Sky in 1950, becoming one of the 20th centuries most gifted and misunderstood literary figures.
Choosing Tangier, Morocco as his home, Bowles became a celebrated expatriate whose home was the meeting place of the authors of the Beat Generation and a host of literary renegades. Lowry’s imagining reveals as much as it conceals as it weaves through the life of a remarkable man in a country that would become the unique backdrop for his fiction.

I love this book. It's a complete art piece––rhythmically, graphically, intellectually and emotionally. It put me in mind of some of Michael Ondaatje's early work. How wonderful to see Paul Bowles growing further in the world. Miles Lowry has created a tribute of beauty. - Colum McCann, author of Dancer and Zoli

Miles Lowry lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada where he is Artistic Co-Director for Suddenly Dance Theatre. Lowry’s cinematic poem Opium, based on French poet Jean Cocteau, was produced for Canadian television and selected for the 2007 Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center in New York City. A short film, Aisling - We Saw a Vision, was recently produced for Bravo!fact. Author of five previous books of poetry, he is also known as a painter, sculptor, photographer and theatrical designer. His work is seen in a wide variety of exhibitions, performances and publications.

ISBN 978-1-894800-63-1
110 Pages
5.5 x 8
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