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Bud Osborn & Richard Tetrault

Bud Osborn & Richard Tetrault

Bud Osborn has been writing poetry for many years. His writing has appeared in journals across the continent: Stone Soup (Ohio), Bouillabaisse (New Jersey), Grain, The Minnesota Review, subTerrain, Inkstone, Semiotexte USA (New York), and anthologized in East of Main (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1989) and Downtown Eastside Poets (1990). His non-fiction piece Hounded to the Coast was the winning entry in Event magazine's creative non-fiction contest in 1993. Other books of poetry include Hundred Block Rock and Oppenheimer Park. Osborn has two books of poetry with Anvil Press: Signs of the Times (accompanied by Richard Tetrault's wood prints) and Lonesome Monsters.

Richard Tetrault has received numerous grants for his exhibits and public projects, including a five-month residency in Germany, a Canada Council Grant for an exhibition in Asia, support for touring exhibitions in Mexico and Africa, and grants for mural collaborations and workshops. These murals are visible throughout the Vancouver area, in community centres, public housing developments, banks, and schools. Tetrault's artwork (in full colour) is showcased in Anvil Press's Painted Lives and Shifting Landscapes, and in Signs of the Times (black and white wood prints)—which also features the poetry of Bud Osborn.

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