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In his second book of poems, Andy Quan recounts a series of firsts: first time listening to Joni Mitchell's "Blue ," first loss of a friend, first dance with a man. Building on earlier explorations of memory, sexuality, and culture that are the signatures of his best work, "Bowling Pin Fire " transcribes the arc of one man's life from growing up Chinese in Vancouver, to se ...more
Paperback, 69 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Signature Editions
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Andy Quan
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Hey. Bowling Pin Fire was my last book of poetry - I think the description here sums it up pretty well. More information about the book and some reviews at my website at: http://andyquan.com/?page_id=120 (a particularly interesting review from Northern Poetry Review). If you find Bowling Pin Fire, hope you like it. Happy to engage in conversations about it here too.
Stuart Cooke
Some extremely accomplished conversational verse here. Deserves closer attention.
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Andy Quan is the author of four books, one of short fiction, Calendar Boy, two of poetry, Slant and Bowling Pin Fire, and one of gay erotica, Six Positions. He was the co-editor of Swallowing Clouds, an Anthology of Chinese Canadian Poetry. His work has appeared in a broad range of anthologies, magazines and literary reviews in Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. His work often deals with the themes ...more