Turnstone Press:

An Inventory of Turnstone Press Records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Michelle Rydz and Vladimira Zvonik
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2006)

Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (2006)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Turnstone Press

Title:
Turnstone Press fonds

Dates:
1979-2006

Quantity:
21 m of textual records

Identification:
Mss 118 (A.06-38)

English

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Administrative History of Turnstone Press

Turnstone Press was founded in Winnipeg in 1975 by Dennis Cooley and Wayne Tefs as a non profit press to encourage the writing and reading of poetry in western Canada. Among the first artists to have their work published through Turnstone were Robert Kroetsch (Seed Catalogue, 1977), Miriam Waddington (Mister Never, c1978), Ralph Gustafson (Soviet Poems, c1978), and Tom Wayman (A Planet Mostly Sea, 1979). Turnstone is supported in part by the Manitoba Arts Council and for years was located at St. John's College on the University of Manitoba Campus.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection consists of literary records (1979-2006) of 250 titles (manuscripts, correspondence, and books). There are arranged in alphabetical order by authors' last name. The fonds also consists of correspondence: Financial records (1983-1988); Rejection letters (1984-1998); and Promotional materials (1980's/90').

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into two series

  • 1. Manuscripts & Correspondence
  • 2. Books

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to the Archives & Special Collections by Turnstone Press in 1990, 1991, and 2006

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Other Finding Aids

Accessions 1990, 1991

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscripts and Correspondence [ 1983-2006 ]
Author Last Author First Title Year Pub. Box #
Amprimoz Alexandre Hard Confessions 1987 27
Anderson Lil Beavers Eh to Bea 2000 45
Annandale David Kornukopia 2004 69
Annandale David Crown Fire 2002 9
Arngrimsson Gudjon Nyja Island 2000 17
Babiak Todd Choke Hold 2000 54
Baillie Martha Madame Balashovskaya's Apt 1999 69
Baillie Martha My Sister, Esther 1995 21
Banting Pamela Body, Inc 1995 64
Barry D.A. Polar Circus 2001
Bayne Al Bugs, Sweat, and Fears 1999 2
Beach Kimmy Nice Day for Murder 2001 31
Beach Kimmy Fake Paul 2005 29
Beach Kimmy Alarum Within 2003 22
Benstead Steve Driving Blind 1998 16
Bergen David Sitting Opposite my Brother 1993 55
Berkout Nina Pas de Deux 2006 59
Berry Michelle How to Get There from Here 1997 37
Birdsell Sandra Ladies of the House 1985 28,36,48
Birdsell Sandra Agassiz Stories 37
Bitney Kate Heart andStone 1989 46
Blicq Andrew People of the Interlake 46
Block Laurie Governing Bodies 1987 36
Bouzane Lillian In the hands of the living god 1999 24
Brandt Di Jerusalem,. Beloved 1996 48
Brandt Di Agnes in the sky 1997 67
Brandt Di Questions I asked my mother 1996 37
Brask Per Power/lessness 1987 16
Braun Lois Montreal Cats 1995 69
Braun Lois Stone Watermelon 1990 27
Braun Lois Pumpkin Eaters 1990 26
Brickman Julie What Birds Can Only Whisper 1997 6
Bruce Todd Rhapsody in D 1997 48
Bruce Todd Jiggers 1993 49
Bryson Michael 13 Shades of Black & White 1999 44
Budde Robert Traffick 1999 6
Budde Robert Catch as Catch 1994 16
Burles Heather Smouldering Incense, Hammered Brass 1999 45
Burns Mary Flashing Yellow 2001 70
Chaput Simone Santiago 2004 53
Connelly Karen Grace and Poison 2001 30
Connelly Karen One Room in a Castle 1995 63
Connelly Karen Touch the Dragon 1998 51, 55
Cook Meira A Fine Grammar of Bones 1993 51
Cooper-Posey Tracy The Case of the Reluctant Agent 2001 41
Cooper-Posey Tracy Chronicles of the Lost Years 1999 6
Coughlin Eileen Dying by Degrees 2000 23
Cowie Victor Magic Trumpet 1984 37
Cuthbert Laura When it Rains 2002 19
Cutler Laura This Side of Bonkers 2005 35
Davey Frank Louis Riel Organ & Piano 1985 56
Davey Frank Reading Canadian Reading 1988 2
Dudley Karen The Red Heron 1999 41
Dudley Karen Macaws of Death 2002 3
Dudley Karen Hoot to Kill 2003 62
Dueck Nathan Kings(mere) 2004 53
Duncan Garth ever expanding universe 1987 16
Duncan Mark Section Lines 1997 10
Dwyer Maggie Misplaced Love 2001 44
Eason Bruce Black Tulips 1991 52
Eriksson Ann Decomposing Maggie 2003 53
Evans Leef Thrum 1995 68
Francis Marvin City Treaty 2002 24,68
Frayne Heather Last Night's Dream 2000 54
Friesen Patrick Blasphemer's Wheel 1994 1
Friesen Patrick Flicker and Hawk 1987 16
Friesen Patrick Unearthly Horses 1984 46
Garfinkel Jonathan Glass Psalms 2005 53
Geddes John The Sundog Season 2005 35
Geddes Gary Girl by the Water 1994 62
Gordon Sarah Rapture Red and Smoke Grey 2003 18
Gough Laurie Island of the Human Heart 1998 21
Grayson Patti Core Samples 2004 35
Gudmundsson Bodvar Where the Winds Dwell 17
Gunnars Kristjana Crossing the river 1988 2
Gunnars Kristjana Unexpected Fictions 1989 45
Gunnars Kristjana Carnival of Longing 1989 47
Haas Maara Why isn't everybody dancing 1990 3, 68
Hadley Rob Bad Press 2000 44
Hawley Helen Grasshopper 1984 36
Henderson/Sonik Fresh Blood 1998 21
Hetherington Michael Late Night Caller 2003 61
Hill Lawrence Some Great Thing 1993 42
Holdstock Pauline Swimming from the Flames 1990 38
Holeman Linda Flying to Yellow 1996 43
Honnet Jacqueline Limbo 2005 35
Hoogland Cynthia Wire thin bride 1990 68
Horner Jan Elizabeth Went West 1998 51
Horner Jan Recent Mistakes 1988 10
Horodyski Mary mr spock do you read me? 1986 55
Hull Maureen Righteous Living 1999 62
Hunter Catherine Where Shadows Burn 1999 44
Hunter Catherine Dead of Midnight 2001 34
Hunter Catherine Lunar Wake 1998 16
Hunter Kendall Black Taxi 1996 23
Hutchison Sandra Chinese Brushstrokes 1996 50
Hutchison James Thin Poems 1986 55
Jason Victoria Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak 1995 29
Keahey Deborah Waking Blood 2000 2
Kidd Monica Beatrice 2001 22
Klassen Sarah The Peony Season 2000 23
Klassen Sarah Journey to Yalta 1988 36
Kosar Richelle The Drum King 1998 6
Kroetsch Robert Seed Catalogue 1986
Krotz Larry Shutter Speed 1988 47
Krotz Larry Royal Visits 1984 47
Kwa Lydia This Place Called Absence 2000 8
Legris Sylvia Circuitry of Veins 1996 16,24
Legris Sylvia Dysrythmic Sky Withdrawn 22
Legris Sylvia Iridium Seeds 1998 51
Lenoski Daniel A/long Prairie Lines 1989 32,50
Lush Laura Going to the Zoo 2002 18,25
MacDonald Janice The Monitor 2003 5,30
MacDonald Janice Sticks and Stones 2003 68
MacDonald Tanis Fortune 2003 18
MacDonald Jake Lakes, Lures, and Lodges 1993 15
MacDonald Jake Raised by the River 1992 25
MacGregor Susan Divine Realms 1998 69
Mandel Eli Family Romance 1986 11
Martens Oscar The Girl with the Full Figure 2002 7
McInnis Nadine Poetics of Desire 1994 15
McLeod Heather Burden of Snow 2004 18
Melnyk Doug Naked Croquet 1987 11
Miki Roy Saving Face 1992 8
Moss John Paradox of Meaning 1999 41
Muir Fran A Line Below the Skin 2001 30
Noyes Steve Backing into Heaven 1986 48
Oberman Sheldon This Business with Elijah 1993 50
Oberman Sheldon The Folk Festival Book 56
O'Connell Patrick Falling in Place 1993 55
O'Connell Patrick Hoping for angels 1990 38,68
Oliphant Betty Miss O: My Life in Dance 1996 4
Olito Jennifer Section Lines: Teachers guide 68
Olito Michael Atli's Tale 1996 43
O'Neill John Animal Walk 1988 45
Parkin Andrew Dancers in a Web 1991 37
Poetker Audrey Making Strange to Yourself ` 51
Poetker Audrey I sing for my dead in German 1984 1
Poetker Audrey Standing all the night through 1992 2
Pope Al Bad Latitudes 2002 58
Preston Alison A Blue and Golden Year 1997 42
Quaife Darlene Barry Days and Nights on the Amazon 1994 49
Quaife Darlene Barry Bone Bird 1990 31
Reimer Doug Older than Ravens 1989 10
Reimer Doug Surplus 2002 9
Riches Brenda Something to Madden the Moon 1991 24,56
Robillard Leo Brent Leaving Wyoming 2004 59
Ryga George Portrait/Letter 1986 46,56
Sarsfield Pete Running with the Caribou 1988 32
Sarsfield Pete Hollow Water 2000 31
Scarsbrook Richard Destiny's Telescope 2006 59
Schnitzer Deborah Loving Gertrude Stein 2004 54
Schott Barb Waterlily Pickers 1988 48
Seddon Dale The Fat Knight 63
Sherrett James Up in Ontario 2003 61
Smith Steven Ross Fluttertongue 3: Disarray 2005 58
Smyth Jacqui No Fixed Admission 1985 10,48
Sproxton Birk The Red-Headed Woman with the Black Black Heart 1997 66
Sproxton Birk Headframe: 1986 8,48
Sproxton Birk Trace 1988
St. Jacques Jacqueline Tongue tied 1987 16
Steele Melissa Donut Shop Lovers 1999 22
Stubbs Andrew Myth, Origins, Magic 1993 28
Stubbs Lewis Shoestring Glory 62
Sweatman Margaret Fox 1994 55, 61
Sweatman Margaret Sam and Angie 1996 48
Sweatman Margaret Private Property 1988 48
Taskans Andris Jukebox Junkie 1987 16
Thorkelsson et al The Unwilling Bestiary 1998 15
Toews Miriam Summer of my Amazing Luck 1999 36
Ursell Geoffrey Lookout Tower 1989 66
Van Rooy Michael Ordinary Decent Criminal 2005 70
Vinz/Williamson Beyond Borders 1992 49
Wah Fred Waiting for Saskatchewan 1995 55
Wall Katherine Without Benefit of Words 1991 7
Walsh Meeka Ordinary Magic 1989 46
Waltner-Toews David Endangered Species 1988 36
Warhaft Diane Dining Out 30
Wayman Tom A Planet Mostly Sea 1979
Weier John Stand the Sacred Tree 2004 54
Weier John Marshwalker 1998 16
Weier John After the Revolution 1986 55
Weier John Ride the Blue Roan 1988 36
Wharton Calvin Three Songs for Hank Willliams 2002 49,61
White Calvin We Run Faster with the Deer 2001 66
Wiebe Armin The Salvation of Yasch Siemens 2004 38,68
Wiebe Armin Tatsea 2003 32,45
Wiebe Armin Murder in Gutenthal 1993 14
Wiebe Armin Second Coming of Yeatt Shpanst 1995 67
Williamson Dave Accountable Advances 1994 15
Williamson Janice Tell Tale Signs 1991 38
Wilson Alan Animate Objects 1995 16
Witman Kristen Stone Boat 2004 26
Zurzolo Anna Bread, Wine and Angels 1997 5
Touch the Dragon: Teachers' Guide
Ethnic Winnipeg 1
Financial records Box #33,39,40,64 1983 - 1988
Rejection letters Box # 13, 33, 65 1984-1998
Promotional materials Box # 43 1980s/90s

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Books 1979 - 2006

Author Last Author First Title Year Pub. Box#
Adamson Arthur Passages of Winter 1981 60
Amprimoz Alexandre Hard Confessions 1987 60
Anderson Lil Beavers Eh to Bea 2000 60
Annandale David Kornukopia 2004 60
Annandale David Crown Fire 2002 60
Arnason David The Demon Lover 2002 12
Arnason David If Pigs Could Fly 1995 12
Arnason David The Dragon and the Dry Goods Princess 1994 12
Arnason David Skrag 1987 12
Arngrimsson Gudjon Nyja Island 2000 12
Babiak Todd Choke Hold 2000 60
Baillie Martha Madame Balashovskaya's Apt 1999 12
Baillie Martha My Sister, Esther 1995 60
Banting Pamela Body, Inc 1995 60
Barber Douglas Shorelines 1979 60
Barry D.A. Polar Circus 2001 60
Bayne Al Bugs, Sweat, and Fears 1999 60
Beach Kimmy Nice Day for Murder 2001 60
Beach Kimmy Fake Paul 2005 60
Beach Kimmy Alarum Within 2003 60
Benstead Steve Driving Blind 1998 60
Bergen David Sitting Opposite my Brother 1993 12
Berkout Nina Pas de Deux 2006 57
Berry Michelle How to Get There from Here 1997 60
Birdsell Sandra Agassiz Stories 57
Bitney Kate Heart andStone 1989 12
Bitney Kate While you were out 1980 60
Blicq Andrew People of the Interlake 12
Bouzane Lillian In the hands of the living god 1999 60
Brandt Di Jerusalem,. Beloved 1996 60
Brandt Di Agnes in the sky 1997 60
Brandt Di Questions I asked my mother 1996 60
Brask Per power/lessness 1987 12
Braun Lois Montreal Cats 1995 60
Braun Lois Stone Watermelon 1990 60
Braun Lois Pumpkin Eaters 1990 60
Brickman Julie What Birds Can Only Whisper 1997 60
Bruce Todd Rhapsody in D 1997 60
Bruce Todd Jiggers 1993 60
Bryson Michael 13 Shades of Black & White 1999 60
Budde Robert traffick 1999 60
Budde Robert Catch as Catch 1994 60
Burles Heather Smouldering Incense, Hammered Brass 1999 60
Burns Mary Flashing Yellow 2001 60
Chaput Simone Santiago 2004 60
Connelly Karen Grace and Poison 2001 60
Connelly Karen One Room in a Castle 1995 60
Cook Meira A Fine Grammar of Bones 1993 60
Cooley Dennis Irene 2000 12
Cooley Dennis Inscriptions 1992 12
Cooley Dennis Seeing Red 2003 12
Cooley Dennis The Vernacular Muse 1986 12
Cooley Dennis this only home 1987 12
Cooper-Posey Tracy The Case of the Reluctant Agent 2001 60
Cooper-Posey Tracy Chronicles of the Lost Years 1999 60
Coughlin Eileen Dying by Degrees 2000 60
Cuthbert Laura When it Rains 2002 60
Cutler Laura This Side of Bonkers 2005 60
Davey Frank Louis Riel Organ & Piano 1985 60
Davey Frank Reading Canadian Reading 1988 60
Davey Frank Surviving the paraphrase 1986 60
Dudley Karen Macaws of Death 2002 12
Dudley Karen Hoot to Kill 2003 60
Dueck Nathan Kings(mere) 2004 12
Duncan Garth Ever expanding universe 1987 60
Duncan Mark Section Lines 1997 60
Dwyer Maggie Misplaced Love 2001 60
Dyck E.F. Mossbank Canon 1982 60
Eason Bruce Black Tulips 1991 60
Evans Leef Thrum 1995 60
Francis Marvin City Treaty 2002 60
Friesen Patrick Blasphemer's Wheel 1994 12
Friesen Patrick Flicker and Hawk 1987 20
Friesen Patrick You don't get to be a saint 1992 20
Friesen Patrick The shunning 1980 20
Garfinkel Jonathan Glass Psalms 2005 20
Geddes John The Sundog Season 2005 20
Geddes Gary Girl by the Water 1994 19
Gough Laurie Island of the Human Heart 1998 19
Gould John Kilter: 55 Fictions 2003 20
Grace Gregory The Man with the Styrofoam Head 1979 20
Grayson Patti Core Samples 2004 20
Gudmundsson Bodvar Where the Winds Dwell 20
Gunnars Kristjana Crossing the river 1988 57
Gunnars Kristjana Unexpected Fictions 1989 20
Gunnars Kristjanna Settlement poems 1980 19
Gunning Margaret Mallory 2005 19
Gustafson Ralph Soviet Poems 1978 19
Haas Maara Why isn't everybody dancing 1990 20
Hadley Rob Bad Press 2000 57
Hawley Helen Grasshopper 1984 20
Helwig Maggie Walking through fire 1981 19
Henderson/Sonik Fresh Blood 1998 20
Hetherington Michael Late Night Caller 2003 20
Hill Lawrence Some Great Thing 1993 20
Holdstock Pauline Swimming from the Flames 1990 20
Holeman Linda Flying to Yellow 1996 20
Hoogland Cynthia Wire thin bride 1990 20
Horner Jan Elizabeth Went West 1998 19
Horner Jan Recent Mistakes 1988 19
Horodyski Mary mr spock do you read me? 1986 20
Hughes Ken Contemporary MB Writers 1990 19
Hull Maureen Righteous Living 1999 19
Hunter Catherine Where Shadows Burn 1999 20
Hunter Catherine Lunar Wake 1998 20
Hunter Kendall Black Taxi 1996 20
Hutchison Sandra Chinese Brushstrokes 1996 20
Jason Victoria Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak 1995 19
Keahey Deborah Waking Blood 2000 20
Kidd Monica Beatrice 2001 19
Klassen Sarah The Peony Season 2000 20
Kosar Richelle The Drum King 1998 20
Kroetsch Robert Seed Catalogue 1986 19
Krotz Larry Shutter Speed 1988 19
Krotz Larry Royal Visits 1984 56
Kwa Lydia This Place Called Absence 2000 19
Lane & Uher Patrick & Lorna No Longer Two People 1981 19
Legris Sylvia Circuitry of Veins 1996 20
Legris Sylvia Iridium Seeds 1998 20
Lenoski Daniel A/long Prairie Lines 1989 20
Lush Laura Going to the Zoo 2002 20
MacDonald Janice The Monitor 2003 20
MacDonald Tanis Fortune 2003 20
MacDonald Jake Lakes, Lures, and Lodges 1993 19
Macdonald Jake Raised by the River 1992 20
MacGregor Susan Divine Realms 1998 20
Mandel Eli Family Romance 1986 12
Martens Oscar The Girl with the Full Figure 2002 19
McInnis Nadine Poetics of Desire 1994 19
McLauchlan Laura Lacuna 1980 19
McLeod Heather Burden of Snow 2004 20
McRobbie Kenneth First Ghost to Canada 1979 19
Melnyk Doug Naked Croquet 1987 57
Miki Roy Saving Face 1992 57
Moss John Paradox of Meaning 1999 57
Muir Fran A Line Below the Skin 2001 57
Noyes Steve Backing into Heaven 1986 57
Oberman Sheldon The Folk Festival Book 56
Oliphant Betty Miss O: My Life in Dance 1996 56
Olito Michael Atli's Tale 1996 56
O'Neill John Animal Walk 1988 56
Parkin Andrew Dancers in a Web 1991 56
Poetker Audrey Making Strange to Yourself ` 56
Poetker Audrey I sing for my dead in German 1984
Pope Al Bad Latitudes 2002 56
Preston Alison A Blue and Golden Year 1997 12
Quaife Darlene Barry Days and Nights on the Amazon 1994 56
Rashley R.E. Rock Painter 1978 19
Reimer Doug Older than Ravens 1989 56
Reimer Doug Surplus 2002 56
Riches Brenda Something to Madden the Moon 1991 57
Robillard Leo Brent Leaving Wyoming 2004 57
Ryga George Two Plays 1982 57
Sarsfield Pete Running with the Caribou 1988 57
Sarsfield Pete Hollow Water 2000 57
Scarsbrook Richard Destiny's Telescope 2006 12
Schnitzer Deborah Loving Gertrude Stein 2004 57
Schott Barb Waterlily Pickers 1988 12
Sherrett James Up in Ontario 2003 57
Silver Alf Thimblerig 1981 57
Smith Steven Ross Fluttertongue 3: Disarray 2005 57
Smith Doug Best Possible Face 1986
Sproxton Birk The Red-Headed Woman with the Black Black Heart 1997 57
Sproxton Birk Headframe: 1986 57
Sproxton Birk Trace 1988 57
St. Jacques Jacqueline tongue tied 1987 12
Steele Melissa Donut Shop Lovers 1999 57
Stubbs Andrew Myth, Origins, Magic 1993 57
Suknaski Andrew Montage for an interstellar cry 1982 57
Sweatman Margaret Fox 1994 57
Sweatman Margaret Sam and Angie 1996 12
Taskans Andris Jukebox Junkie 1987 12
Tefs Wayne Moon Lake 2000 57
Tefs Wayne 4x4 2004 57
Tefs Wayne The Canasta Players 1990 57
Tefs Wayne Home Free 1997 57
Tefs Wayne Rollercoaster 2002 57
Tefs Wayne Hearts Wild 1993 57
Tefs Wayne The Cartier Street Contract 1985 57
Tefs Wayne Made in Manitoba 1990
Tefs Wayne Figures on a Wharf 1983
Tefs Wayne Due West 1996 20
Tefs Wayne Made in Manitoba 1990 20
Tefs Wayne Figures on a Wharf 1983 20
Thorkelsson et al The Unwilling Bestiary 1998 19
Toews Miriam Summer of my Amazing Luck 1999 56
Turner Gordon No Country for White Men 1979 57
Upward Ed Pastoral Madness 1981 57
Ursell Geoffrey Lookout Tower 1989 57
Van Rooy Michael Ordinary Decent Criminal 2005 12
Vinz/Williamson Beyond Borders 1992 56
Wah Fred Waiting for Saskatchewan 1995 12
Wall Katherine Without Benefit of Words 1991 57
Walsh Meeka Ordinary Magic 1989 57
Waltner-Toews David Endangered Species 1988 57
Wayman Tom A Planet Mostly Sea 1979 56
Weier John Stand the Sacred Tree 2004 12
Weier John Marshwalker 1998 56
Weier John Ride the Blue Roan 1988 56
Wharton Calvin Three Songs for Hank Willliams 2002 12
Wiebe Armin The Salvation of Yasch Siemens 2004 12
Wiebe Armin Second Coming of Yeatt Shpanst 1995 57
Williamson Dave Accountable Advances 1994 57
Wilson Alan Animate Objects 1995 57
Witman Kristen Stone Boat 2004 56
Zurzolo Anna Bread, Wine and Angels 1997 20
Ethnic Winnipeg 12

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