George Bowering fonds

Subjects include: Angela Bowering, Thea Bowering, Warren Tallman, Louis Dudek, Sheila Watson, Wyndham Lewis, Sharon Thesen, Robin Blaser, Gerry Gilbert, and Roy Kiyooka (as well as others in the recording collage who are unidentified).

Okanagan writer George Bowering donated this fonds to the SoundBox collection in 2019. Made up of 19 cassette tapes, Bowering’s recordings range from the  public (radio interviews and events) to the private (life with his young daughter Thea), making the contents unique. These cassettes were recorded between 1968 and 1987, and  they contain interviews with poets, readings and events, and audio documentation of historically relevant events. Of particular interest, due to its historical importance and its dissimilarity to other items in the SoundBox Collection, is a recording of several writers watching the 1969 moon landing on television. There is also an audio collage created by George Bowering including excerpts from television, radio, and portions of conversations, and a conversation between authors.