2022 Publications

The Small Walker Press addresses the research and creative interests of faculty members at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University, and engages with authors, artists and academics alike to produce small, innovative publications.

Small Walker Press Book Launch and Book Fair

Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture highlights the Small Walker Press and their publications as part of their 2022-23 Walker Cultural Leaders Series. Celebrate their new publication launch on Oct. 4, 2022 and explore all SWP publications at the Book Fair on Oct. 5, 2022.

Small Walker Press publications can be purchased at the following locations:

Campus Store
Brock University, St. Catharines

Someday Books
St. Catharines, Ontario

The Salon für Kunstbuch
Vienna, Austria

2022 Publications: Fictive Architecture

Possible Grounds. Redrawing Relations in Toronto

Adrian Blackwell and Bonnie Devine

Possible Grounds. Redrawing Relations in Toronto
Edited by Catherine Parayre and Derek Knight
St. Catharines, ON / Vienna, Austria: Small Walker Press / Salon für Kunstbuch, 2022
Graphic design by Bernhard Cella
ISBN 978-1-990208-13-3


The North shore of Lake Ontario – Toronto, nearby Mississauga, and the traditional territories of the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) and the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations of the Grand River) – is undergoing unprecedented urban growth. In this book, the artists Adrian Blackwell (settler) and Bonnie Devine (Anishinaabe) share their thoughts on and experiences of mapping the complex colonial histories of these lands, and question the region’s historical records. Blackwell and Devine also offer commentary on their works exhibited in 2018 and 2019.

Beneath a Velvet Moon. Early Love Poems.

E. Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake and Landon Mackenzie

Beneath a Velvet Moon. Early Love Poems
Edited by Catherine Parayre and Derek Knight
St. Catharines, ON / Vienna, Austria: Small Walker Press / Salon für Kunstbuch, 2022
Graphic design by Bernhard Cella
ISBN 978-1-990208-08-9


In Beneath a Velvet Moon, Canadian artist Landon Mackenzie, whose large format canvases are ethereal investigations of painterly cosmological phenomena or topographical structures viewed from a bird’s eye perspective, selects nine poems by E. Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake, and reimagines the amorous relationship between the Mohawk poet and the artist’s settler great-grandfather, Michael Mackenzie, in the 1880s. For these explorations into autofiction, Mackenzie takes her title from one of Johnson’s early love poems in The White Wampum, first published in 1895 by John Lane’s Bodley Head publishing house.

Other SWP publications for 2022

Rethinking property in c\a\n\a\d\a

Adrian Blackwell, Bonnie Devine, Tiffany Kaewen Dang, David Fortin, and luugigyoo patrick reid stewart

Rethinking property in c\a\n\a\d\a
Edited by Catherine Parayre and Derek Knight
St. Catharines, ON / Vienna, Austria: Small Walker Press / Salon für Kunstbuch, 2022
Graphic design by Bernhard Cella
32 pages, 8 illustrations
ISBN 978-1-990208-15-7


Indigenous and settler architects and urbanists reimagine Canadian cities and discuss property division as the hinge between settler colonialism and architecture/urban form.
The conversation is informed by the issue 12-13 of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture / Landscape / Political Economy titled c\a\n\a\d\a: delineating nation state capitalism edited by David Fortin and Adrian Blackwell.
Rethinking property in c\a\n\a\d\a transcribes a virtual round table conversation co-hosted by the Research Centre in Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Culture (Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University) and the Salon für Kunstbuch (Vienna, Austria) on 10 November 2021.

E-book, free access.

Tewaaraton. La crosse / Lacrosse

Paul Savoie (short story), Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders (photography), Jason Stefanik / Jay Stafinak (poem), and the Toronto Experimental Translation Collective (creative writing)

Tewaaraton. Lacrosse / La crosse
Edited by Catherine Parayre
St. Catharines, ON / Vienna, Austria: Small Walker Press / Salon für Kunstbuch, 2022
Graphic design by Bernhard Cella
36 pages, 7 illustrations
ISBN 978-1-990208-04-1


In 2022 the Niagara Region welcomes the Canada Games; 2022 also marks the reintroduction of the Indigenous game of lacrosse. By thematizing lacrosse, this book celebrates the role sport plays in promoting cultural diversity. It features work by poet Jason Stefanik / Jay Stafinak, who grew up and lives in a Métis / mixed environment; photographer Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne; Franco-Ontarian author Paul Savoie; and the Toronto Experimental Translation Collective (TETC). They invite us to discover lacrosse from a creative perspective. Their talent and their enthusiastic participation to this volume in French and English are a poignant demonstration of kindness and mutual appreciation. The book reflects our diversity.

 

En 2022, la Région du Niagara accueille les Jeux du Canada ; 2022 marque aussi la réintroduction du jeu autochtone de la crosse. Par cette thématique, le présent ouvrage veut célébrer le rôle du sport dans la promotion d’une plus grande diversité culturelle. Il inclut des contributions du poète Jason Stefanik (Jay Stafinak), qui a grandi et vit dans un environnement mixte et métis ; de la photographe Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders de la Nation Mohawk à Akwesasne ; de l’auteur franco-ontarien Paul Savoie ; et du Collectif torontois de traduction expérimentale. Ielles nous invitent à découvrir le jeu de la crosse d’une perspective créative. Leur talent et leur participation enthousiaste à ce volume en français et en anglais nous proposent une généreuse expérience d’appréciation mutuelle. Ce livre reflète notre diversité.

 

The Small Walker Press is homed in the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and receives the support of the Walker Cultural Leader series.

It publishes collaborative work that brings together authors and artists from the Niagara Region, as well as the Canadian or international contexts, covering all disciplines and creative practices taught and researched at the MIWSFPA