OUR AUTHORS IN THE PUBLIC EYE
BAYEUX AUTHOR RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL HONOUR
The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London has announced a gift of £20 million (approximately $32 million) from the Alphawood Foundation in Chicago to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia.
The gift includes £15 million ($24 million) in support of an academic program that seeks to build on the school’s research expertise and existing institutional links in Southeast Asia and will be used to fund more than eighty scholarships for students from the region and endow three new academic posts — the Hiram W. Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art, the David L. Snellgrove Chair in Tibetan and Buddhist Art, and a Senior Lectureship in Curating and Museology of Asian Art.
We are happy to announce that one of our most esteemed authors, Dr. Pratapaditya Pal (“Divine Images, Human Visions” and “Tibetan Sky: Woodblock Prints of Naoko Matsubara”), has had the Senior Lectureship in Curating and Museology of Asian Art named after him. Our congratulations to Dr. Pal.
AYESHA CHATTERJEE’S POEM on Canadian Parliament website
George Eliot Clarke, Canada’s 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate has selected a poem by Ayesha Chatterjee from her “Clarity of Distance” published by Bayeux Arts.
The poem, ‘The Last Generation’ can also be seen at the following weblink – http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/Poet/poem-of-the-month-e.html
The Last Generation
We will be the last generation to speak
in voices foreign to everyone but ourselves.
A nation slyly swaggers its name
and we watch through windows and from the safety of newspapers,
eating the bitter fruit of the truly dispossessed.
Our homes are in the dry dirt of the missionary schools
that taught us guilt in peppermint paper and disinfectant,
that changed history to change us, turning
and turning us until we believed
we were better than our quicklimed, bloodburnt selves.
We dropped like flies in the independent sun,
through shiny-badged cracks back
into the world we fell from, over and over.
But the red stone benches are crumbling now
and the long-bladed ceiling fans stir other tales.
Our homes are in the phantom, rasping streets
mapped in yesterday’s rain and half discarded
even by us. In the sweeping maidans and foaming racetracks,
in the cinema halls with the laced names—Elite,
Globe, Majestic, New Empire—in the double-tongued
clubs and the temple walls, in the tinsel and the bhang,
in each of these we claim our stake. We carry our umbilical cords
with us, coiled in our pockets for comfort.
But at every open door, we will be asked where
we are from. We will be the last.
TORONTO LAUNCH OF AYESHA CHATTERJEE’S NEW VOLUME OF POEMS, “BOTTLES AND BONES
LAUNCH OF NEW BAYEUX TITLE, “FROM CELL TO SANITY” ON MARCH 15 AT ST.
MARY’S UNIVERSITY, CALGARY
BAYEUX TITLE FEATURED IN CHINESE FILM
“Journey to the West with the Stone Monkey,” a best-selling Bayeux title based on an ancient Chinese fable, has been featured in a Chinese movie, “The Old Classmate”. In the screenshot above, from the beginning of the movie, in an aircraft cabin, famous Chinese actor, Lin Gengxin(on the right) finds himself attracted by a foreign friend who has been reading the book with great relish for a long time.
ABOUT ‘Preposterous Fables For Unusual Children’
Twice shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Award for Children’s Literature, the Preposterous Fables series is a cult favourite amongst children and adults alike. Each book is a poetic, philosophical and preposterous take on a familiar fairy tale, twisted to suit the nefarious purposes of author and illustrator Judd Palmer.
Two of the stories have been produced as touring puppet shows. Watch for The Tooth Fairy by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop and David Rhymer, which may be coming to your town soon.
CELEBRATING GURU NANAK
Now available in ebook format, this award-winning title brings together diverse artwork, images and themed reflections to introduce the life of Guru Nanak. An ideal study resource on the Sikh faith for high school students and adults, it also makes an ideal gift for 2019, as Sikhs around the world mark Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday.
From August 7 -11, 2019, the University of Birmingham is hosting a major 5-day event to celebrate Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday – see: https://uk550.co.uk The ebook is being launched at the above event, organised by Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha and hosted by the University of Birmingham.
“GANGA-JAMUNI” READING AND BOOK LAUNCH
You are cordially invited to a Reading and Book Launch at the India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi on January 28, 2014, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Ganga-‐Jamuni, Silver & Gold: A Forgotten Culture is written by Ottawa-‐based Artist and cultural historian, Naz Ikramullah. Bayeux Arts is a Canadian publisher based in Calgary. Distributed by University of Chicago Press Distribution.
“YOSEMITE” A 2015 DIGITAL BOOK WORLD FINALIST
We are happy to announce that the enhanced eBook, “Yosemite: A Storied Landscape” has been accepted as a Finalist for the 2015 Digital Book World Awards. The winners will be announced in New York City in January 2015.
“On the High Line,” an app, was a Finalist in the 2014 Awards Competition.
“On the High Line” nominated as Finalist at Digital Book World 2014
Bayeux Arts is pleased to announce that its app “On the High Line”, created in partnership with 36 Views, has been selected as a Finalist for Best App in the Reference/Academic Category for Digital Book World 2014. To purchase the app please click here. “On the High Line”
About Digital Book World
The Digital Book World Conference + Expo is the largest event dedicated solely to the business of digital publishing worldwide. It consists of a 2-day multi-track, multi-faceted digital publishing program, pre-conference events, Digital Book Awards gala and exhibition hall. Digital Book World, an F+W Media event, attracts an international audience of 1,500 industry professionals, 50 exhibitors and more than 100 speakers. http://conference.digitalbookworld.com
2014 POETRY IN TRANSIT
Bayeux Poet Derk Wynand’s poem from the volume “Past Imperfect, Present Tense” has been selected by Vancouver’s Poetry in Transit. Congratulations Derk.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TRANSLINK AND BC TRANSIT, THE ABPBC PRODUCES A COLLECTION OF POETRY CAR CARDS AND TRANSIT SHELTER ADS EACH YEAR, WHICH FEATURE THE WORK OF BC-AUTHORED AND CANADIAN-PUBLISHED POETS.