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Publications

the lands i am, 44 pages (Turnstone, 1976: out of print)

bluebottle, 72 pages (Turnstone, 1978: out of print)

The Shunning, 105 pages (Turnstone, 1980). ISBN 0-88801-038-0

Unearthly Horses, 78 pages (Turnstone, 1984: out of print). ISBN 0-88801-088-5

Flicker and Hawk, 73 pages (Turnstone, 1987). ISBN 0-88801-113-X

The Shunning, The Play, 61 pages, in the anthology New Works (Playwrights Union of Canada, 1987).

You Don’t Get To Be a Saint, 83 pages (Turnstone, 1992). ISBN 0-88801-163-6

Blasphemer’s Wheel, Selected & New Poems, 150 pages (Turnstone, 1994). ISBN 0-88801-179-2

A Broken Bowl, 132 pages (Brick Books, 1997). ISBN 0-919626-93-9

St. Mary at Main, 96 pages (The Muses’ Company, 1998). ISBN 1-896239-21-3

carrying the shadow (Beach Holme Publishing, 1999) ISBN 0-888-78-401-5

the breath you take from the lord (Harbour Publishing, 2002) ISBN 1-55017-284-0

Bordello Poems (Vancouver Film School, 2004)

Interim: Essays and Mediations (Hagios Press, 2006) ISBN 0-9739727-0-X

Earth’s Crude Gravities (Harbour Publishing, 2007) ISBN 978-1-55017-399-4

The Shunning: The Play (Scirocco Drama, 2010) ISBN 978-1-89728-955-6

Jumping in the Asylum (Quattro Books, 2011) ISBN 978-1-926802-57-2

A Dark Boat (Anvil Press, 2012) ISBN 978-1-897535-91-2

a short history of crazy bone (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2015) ISBN 978-1-896949-49-9

Audio Releases

Blue Door (a cassette tape of a fragment of A Broken Bowl by Patrick Friesen and Marilyn Lerner, jazz pianist, 1997).

Small Rooms (a CD further developing the collaboration between Patrick Friesen and Marilyn Lerner, jazz pianist, 2003).

Calling the Dog Home (a CD, part of the ongoing collaboration between Patrick Friesen and Marilyn Lerner, jazz pianist, 2005).

Translations

A selection of twenty stanzas from Fairy Tales by Danish poet Klaus Hoeck; a collaborative translation with Per Brask for the Nordic Poetry Festival in New York City, October/November, 1993.

A selection of twenty poems from Between the Teeth by Danish poet Kirsten Hammann; a collaborative translation with Per Brask for the Nordic Poetry Festival in New York City, October/November, 1993.

God’s Blue Morris, a collaborative translation with Per Brask of selected poems by Danish poet Niels Hav, 64 pages (Crane Editions, 1993). ISBN 1-895285-02-X

TransLit, 1994 Edition published poems from Fairy Tales by Klaus Hoeck, translated collaboratively with Per Brask.

Poetry Canada Review (Volume 14, No. 2) published poems by Niels Hav, Camilla Christensen, Nina Malinovski, Lena Krogh Bertram, and Ulrikka S. Gernes, translated collaboratively with Per Brask.

The Woods, a collaborative translation with Per Brask of poems by Danish poet Klaus Hoeck, 156 pages (Crane Editions, 1998). ISBN 1-895285-03-4

A Sudden Sky, a collaborative translation with Per Brask of selected poems by Danish poet Ulrikka S. Gernes, 111 pages (Brick Books, 2001). ISBN 1-894078-18-7

We Are Here, a collaborative translation with Per Brask of selected poems by Danish poet Niels Hav, (Book Thug, 2006).

Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, a collaborative translation with Per Brask of selected poems by Danish poet Ulrikka S. Gernes, 61 pages (Brick Books, 2015). ISBN 978-1-77131-376-6

Anthologies

Draft, An Anthology of Prairie Poetry (Turnstone, 1981).

Ride Off Any Horizon (NeWest Press, 1983).

Visions and Realities (Hyperion Press Ltd., 1985).

Pieces of the Jigsaw Puzzle: A Multicultural Anthology for Young Readers (Peguis Publishers, 1986).

Why I am a Mennonite (Herald Press, 1988).

Section Lines: A Manitoba Anthology (Turnstone Press, 1988).

A Labour of Love (Polestar, 1989).

a/long prairie lines, an anthology of long prairie poems (Turnstone Press, 1989).

Liars and Rascals, anthology of Mennonite short stories (University of Waterloo Press, 1989).

Prairie Fire: New Mennonite Writing (Prairie Fire, 1990).

Mennonite/s Writing in Canada (The New Quarterly, 1990).

The Perfect Piece, Monologues from Canadian Plays (Playwrights Canada Press, 1990).

Inscriptions, A Prairie Poetry Anthology (Turnstone Press, 1992).

Let the Earth Take Note, First Anthology of the National Milton Acorn Festival from 1987 to 1991 (Milton Acorn Festival Publishing, 1994).

Poetry and Knowing, essays (Quarry Press, 1995).

Our Fathers, Poetry and Prose, by daughters and sons from the prairies (Rowan Books, 1995).

Instant Applause, Volume II, Thirty Very Short Complete Plays (Blizzard Publishing, 1996).

Passeport: La Poésie Moderne de Langue Anglaise au Canada (Edit., Endre Farkas; Traduction de Emile Martel; J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing/Ecrits des Forges, 1998).

Following the Plough: Recovering the Rural, edited by John B. Lee (Black Moss, 2000).

New Life in Dark Seas: Brick Books 25, edited by Stan Dragland (Brick Books, 2000).

Mocambo Nights: Poetry From the Mocambo Reading Series, edited by Patrick Lane (Ekstasis, 2001).

The New Long Line Anthology, 2nd Edition, edited by Sharon Thesen (Talon, 2001).

15 Canadian Poets x 3, edited by Gary Geddes (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Why I Sing the Blues, edited by Jan Zwicky and Brad Cran (Smoking Lung Press, 2001).

Instant Applause: Twenty-nine Very Short Complete Plays, (Playwrights Canada Press, 2004).

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2008).

Stage / Radio Plays / Multi-disciplinary work

The Shunning, the Play, staged in 1985 by Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, in 1992 by Theatre & Co. in Kitchener, in 1992 by Trinity Theatre in Livonia, Michigan, in 1993 by MAUS Theatre in B.C., in 1995 by Two Planks and a Passion in Nova Scotia, and by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in 2011.

Amanda, a short drama on CBC Radio Manitoba, 1986.

Anna, a dance/words collaboration with choreographer Stephanie Ballard, with guest artist Margie Gillis, performed in 1987 at the Gas Station Theatre in Winnipeg.

Noah, a multi-disciplinary collaboration, presented as a working piece in 1987 at Main Access Gallery, Winnipeg.

Singer, a docu-drama on Richard Manuel for CBC Radio Manitoba, 1989 (with Big Dave McLean).

The Shunning, a one-hour radio adaptation for CBC Radio Canada, 1990 (producer: John Juliani).

Second Birth, a short drama for CBC Radio Canada, 1991.

Handful of Rain, a multi-disciplinary collaboration with Dance Collective, and various artists, performed at Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg, April, 1991.

The Raft, an original play, performed January, 1992 at Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, in February 1995 by Theatre & Co. in Kitchener.

The Raft, adapted for CBC Radio Canada, by Nancy Trites Botkin (producer: Kathleen Flaherty), 1997.

Friday, 6:32 p.m., an original short play written for the Short Shots series, staged by the Manitoba Association of Playwrights, 1993.

Old Woman and the Bones, a collaboration with composer Michael Matthews, the musical group Thira, and Primus Theatre, staged at the New Music Festival in Winnipeg in February, 1993.

Madrugada (a longer version of Old Woman and the Bones), performed by Groundswell and Primus Theatre at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre in Winnipeg, April, 1995.

The Shunning, adapted, choreographed and performed by dance company Motus O at the Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Sept. 13-17, 1995.

Broken Bowl (a segment from A Broken Bowl), created, performed with jazz pianist Marilyn Lerner, Sunstone Coffee, Winnipeg, July 17, 1996, at The Glass Slipper, Vancouver, Oct. 3, 1996, foour performances at the Atlantic Jazz Festival, Halifax, July 1997, and recorded by CBC Radio Manitoba, and called Blue Door (Producer: Andrea Ratuski), 1996.

Voice, a radio documentary (featuring Big Dave McLean and Tracey Dahl), by CBC Radio Manitoba (Producer: Andrea Ratuski), 1996.

Songs

Blue Flame, with music by Robert Wright
Frankie’s Blues, with music by Robert Wright
Madrugada, with music by Michael Matthews
In Emptiness Over, with music by Michael Matthews
Several Sides to Love, with music by Cate Friesen
Yellow Dress, with music by Cate Friesen
Ma’s Rose, with music by Cate Friesen
Caught in Love, with music by Cate Friesen
A Blade of Light, with music by Cate Friesen
Broken Ship, with music by Cate Friesen
Here For Its Skin, with music by Heather McLeod
Straight as a Crow, with music by Jim Donahue
Rahab’s Song, with music by Jim Donahue
St. Mary at Main, with music by Big Dave McLean
Turn, with music by Niko Friesen

Films / Videos

Esther Warkov: A Spy in the House; producer, 1983.

Don Proch: The Spirit of Assessippi; writer/producer/director, 1985.

Patrick Lane; director/producer, 1985.

A Ritual of Horses: The Art of Michael Olito; director, 1987.

Rising to Dance, a documentary on senior students at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; director, 1990.

Together As One: A Dance Collaboration; writer/director/producer, 1991.

(The above were among numerous films and videos produced at Manitoba Education).

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