Pain Not Bread

PAIN NOT BREAD is a collaborative writing group consisting of Roo Borson, Kim Maltman, and Andy Patton. Borson is a poet and essayist who has published nine books of poetry, most recently Night Walk: Selected Poems (Oxford University Press, 1994), and Water Memory (McClelland and Stewart, 1996). She is currently Writer-in-Residence at the University of Toronto. Maltman is a poet, theoretical particle physicist, and mathematician who teaches at York University. He is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Technologies / Installations (Brick Books, 1990), and his writing has been translated into Mandarin, German, Cantonese, and Gujarati. Patton is a poet, essayist, and visual artist; he has published one book of poetry, Poems in Quotations (Four Humours, 1975), and has exhibited widely in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Holland, and Switzerland. The poems herein are from a manuscript in progress, titled Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei, selections of which have appeared in The Malahat Review, Brick: a Journal of Reviews, Canadian Literature, Matrix, The River Review, Nimrod, and Text: zeitschrift fur literaturen (Germany).

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