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Tish group

  • Corporate body

The Tish group were largely Vancouver based poets who were associated with the little magazine Tish (1961-1969). Original members of the group -- Frank Davey, George Bowering, David Dawson, Jamie Reid and Fred Wah -- met at the University of British Columbia. They referred to William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Robert Creely and Charles Olson as influences.

Nelles, P.W. (Percy Walker), 1892-1951

  • Person
  • 1892-1951

Percy Walker Nelles, CB (7 January 1892-13 July 1951) was a flag officer in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Chief of the Naval Staff from 1934 to 1944.

Fireweed Press

  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

Fireweed Press was founded in 1973 (initially under the name "Greentree Press" until 1975) by Wendy Bender [later Morton] and Vernon Bender. By 1978 Wendy Morton was the principal proprietor and printer until Fireweed's demise in the late 1980s. Fireweed used 2 Chandler & Price 8x10 presses and a Vandercook proof press. Fireweed produced hand set books, broadsides, ephemera, and commercial printings. The printers looked to the masters of the printing art in the pursuit of quality. Favoured typefaces included Centaur, Arrighi, Lutecia and Benedictine Book. The press used fleurons, colour, rag paper, vinyl cuts, lino cuts, woodcuts and silk screens. They often enlisted artists for their graphics. There were collaborations with others including Jim Rimmer of Pie Tree Press. Typefoundry produced lino cuts for Fireweed's annual calendar broadsides, and Denise Carson of Winter Lily Press colaborated on a broadside. Wendy Morton, in the tradition of other printer/writers, produced a number of her own works including Earth Market (1975) and Earth Market Cookbook (1976) as well as poetry. The printing and literary interests of Fireweed resulted in exchanges with other hand press operaters such as Fred Louder of Villeneuve Publications (Montreal), and with poets such as August Kleinzahler, whose first book, The Sausage Master of Minsk (1977), was published by Louder.

Taylor, Jeremy, 1613-1667

  • Person
  • 1613-1667

Jeremy Taylor, a writer of religious tracts, was born in Cambridge, England. He took religious orders and went to Cambridge University, graduating with an M.A. Due to his religious beliefs and his support of the King during the time of the Puritans, he spent time in prison and was obliged to take refuge periodically in Wales. After his last period of imprisonment in England, he accepted a position in north- east Ireland, but was persecuted and arrested at the instigation of the Presbyterians. Upon the restoration of the monarchy, however, he was consecrated Bishop of Down and Conner and given oversight of the small diocese of Dromore. He also became a member of the Irish Privy Council. He is buried in the cathedral at Dromore.

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