Baird Bowering Collection
The Baird Bowering Collection is composed predominantly of Bowering’s published monographs and chapbooks, with notable inclusion of literary serials, such as Tish 1961-1963 and Imago 1964-1974 to which Bowering was any and all of contributor, editor, or publisher. All of these items were either gifted from Bowering to his partner, Jean Baird, over the course of many years, or collected by Baird through other channels, for several decades before the couple knew one another. The relationship between Baird and Bowering extends to one of shared creatorship through writing, manifest in their 2009 co-edited work The Heart Does Break.2 and the selection and editing of Writing the Okanagan. Both books were Jean’s ideas.
The Baird Bowering Collection is housed at Okanagan Special Collections and Archives, UBC Okanagan Library. A full bibliography of its contents is available upon request or in the library catalogue.
BOWERING AT THE SOUNDBOX COLLECTION
The AMP Lab at UBC Okanagan houses projects that engage in the work of the humanities–adding value to cultural artifacts through interpretation and analysis–-in a digital context, with an emphasis on audio media and/or poetry.
The announcement about the Baird Bowering material can be found here.