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Little GB with his mother Pearl and father Ewart. I was born a critic. With sister Sally and grandmother Clara Bowering. My Oliver Hardy period.A little second base boy in Peachland, B.C.

My complicated feelings for Auntie Pam started with posing in her army outfit.Wearing my famed Georgie hat in the hills east of Oliver.That’s my dad’s typewriter and my cigarette. Teenaged reporter.

Fred Miller and GB with a Messerschmidt 262 jet fighter. We joined the RCAF in 1954.English poet George Barker at Earle Birney’s home, Vancouver, circa 1958.Graduate student writing novels, Kitsilano, 1962.Dan McLeod, Gordan Payne, GB and Lionel Kearns, Kitsilano, 1962.

We spent two summers in Mexico in the mid-sixties. Here I am against a Zapotec wall in Mitla. In Lake Erie cottage country with Greg Curnoe and his son Owen. I was in London Ont. on a Canada Council grant.I wore velvet in Montreal despite my admiration for el Ché. This photo appeared on the cover of Curious, but it may have been difficult to make out Margaret Atwood in front of her parents’ house. Angela and I were married in Vancouver in late 1962. Here we are on Ile D’Orléans in 1968.With Warren Tallman in front of my apartment in Montreal. The USAmericans were on the moon.

The good life in Robin Blaser’s yard.My daughter Thea comes home, gets a hold from her grandfather EHB.Frank Davey visits us at Balaclava Street. Can you believe those pants?

Okay,  I said to Allen, I will look over your manuscript.Matt Cohen and I were always trying to teach each other how to dress.Curnoe, Bowering and McFadden alongside Greg’s house in London, Ont.Literary Toronto turns out to welcome me to Coach House.Sheila Watson was my hero and I always acted like an idiot.Robert Kroetsch and I during a visit to Deakin University, part of our tour that included U.of T.

Poetry superstars at the Victoria Sunsplash . I’m up back with Amina Baraka.At the launch party for the Italian edition of Kerrisdale Elegies. That’s my translator Annalisa Goldoni in black and red.With Tiff and Bill in the hostility room at the Toronto writers' festival.With poets Sandile Dikeni and Lesogo Rampolokeng at the Truth and Reconciliation hearings, Cape Town.With Roy Miki and Nicole Brossard on the bayou.With Gertrude Stein at Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Enjoying the Nihilist Spasm Band in Port ColborneGB, Gill Collins, Jamie Reid. John Newlove sitting. John was doing his last Vancouver reading.With old buddies,David Bromige and Michael Matthews. Outdressed again.George Stanley, GB’s sweetheart Jean Baird, the author himself, at Madwig (My annual dinner with George).With the much-photographed bpnichol at Coach House Press.GB with PB (his mother Pearl) and wife Jean Baird, in Oliver, B.C.

GB and Spider Robinson, a more successful science fiction writer.Penguins have the right of way in Argentina.Aaron Peck showed me a neat bourbon bar in Manhattan.With my co-editor, agent, and sweetheart Jean Baird at Dooney’s. (Photo by Max Fawcett.)I wrote a chapbook about these guys in La Manzanilla.Looking toward Osoyoos Lake from Tinhorn Creek wine estate.Dogs just keep growing—like epic poems.

I don’t remember a thing. But when I woke up a couple of weeks later, I was surrounded by wonderful people who knew what they were doing.BC Bookworld cover, Autumn 2015

I could swear—those ballplayers get younger every year.Reading to kids on Galiano Island.On Haynes Point, Osoyoos, with my new bracelet.

My 80th birthday, with a lovely arm around my neck.At Nat Bailey with our dear friend Lori, who is really a soccer player, for which I forgive her. Mostly.