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the art of breathing underwater by Cathy Ford

the art of breathing underwater by Cathy Fordthe art of breathing underwater is Cathy Ford’s first full-length book of poetry in twenty-one years.

Cathy Ford is the author of fourteen books of poetry and numerous chapbooks and folios published by blewointment press, Intermedia Press, Caitlin Press, Vehicule Press, Harbour Publishing and gynergy books.

Her poetry, personal essays, poetic fictions, novel excerpts, prose and long poems have appeared in more than two-hundred magazines, journals and anthologies. She has worked as a creative writing teacher, editor, typesetter and book designer.

Ford served as the president of the League of Canadian Poets and was one of the founding members of the Feminist Caucus of the LPG. She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Writers’ Union of Canada, and PEN International. For many years she has worked as a community and arts activist committed to world peace and improving the status of women, especially women artists in Canada and internationally. Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, she grew up in northern British Columbia, attended the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, and has a BFA and MFA in Creative Writing, with Honours. She lives in Sidney, B.C., and is married, with one son.

Introduction by Jane Munro, author of Point No Point

On the art of breathing underwater:

“21 yeers sins cathy fords last book  its bin a long time 2 wait  the art of breathing underwater   has bin well worth th wait  itsa brillyant book  devoteez uv th long wide line will b thrilld with her full continuing breething   fords xpert delineaysyun uv convenshunal gendr dynamiks is incisiv bloodee n encouraging in its remedeez a veree great book  beautiful  a joy 4evr” ~ bill bissett

On Cunnilingus or How I Learned To Love Figure Skating:

“this poetry mesmerized me into a language-induced trance, from which I had to shake myself at the end of the book. Cathy Ford is a powerful writer.” ~ Maria Bonanno

On By Violent Means:

In the book as a whole there are so many instances of a clear wonderful intelligence that we are left moved by the language & what the author has allowed us to see / feel with such clarity.” ~ bp nichol

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