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VBC - TOSOO: Week 7 photos and final week of contest

The Vancouver Book Club's Spring Selection is Rob Taylor 's poetry collection The Other Side of Ourselves and to get you into the right frame of mind we're running a photo contest in the weeks leading up to the April 29th event .

The Vancouver Book Club's Spring Selection is Rob Taylor's poetry collection The Other Side of Ourselves and to get you into the right frame of mind we're running a photo contest in the weeks leading up to the April 29th event.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post to read this week's poem and find out how you can enter.

And if you're looking for a copy of The Other Side of Ourselves, check out:

Project Space (Vancouver)

Robson and Howe Chapters (Vancouver)

UBC Robson Square Bookstore (Vancouver)

SFU Harbour Centre Bookstore (Vancouver)

SFU Burnaby Campus Bookstore (Burnaby)

Metrotown Chapters (Burnaby)

Marine Drive Indigo (North Vancouver)

Park Royal Indigo (West Vancouver)

Richport Chapters (Richmond)

Strawberry Hill Chapters (Surrey)

Pinetree Chapters (Coquitlam)

Last week's poetic inspiration was "You Can't Lead a Horse."

"Rivers" by Tara Lowry

Photo by David Jez

"Light will dance with many partners, but none like water." Photo by liisa hannus

All photos submitted will be entered into a prize draw at the April 29 event.

Week 8 - Our final poetry prompt for your photographic inspiration

Computer Monitor Ekphrasis

Lean close enough to spot

the pixeled imperfections, hitches

for which there is no fix.

The scene we snapped, a trick

of bits and molecules

switched and stitched anew.

Click from shot to shot

from every stop along our lives

or pause and zoom on one.

Either way, in time,

the edges fray, the needlework

shows through.

That art’s, like love, collaged

is hardly news. That what we say

and what we do are distances

apart, a simple fact.

The variations multiply,

but the archetypes stay few.

Lips, hands, hearts and eyes.

Red and green and blue.

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To enter:

1) email the photo to us at books@vancouverisawesome.com. Put “TOSOO Photo Week 8" in the subject line.

OR

2) post the photo on the web and send us a tweet @VIA_Reads with the link and #TOSOO

Please make sure photos are at least 600 pixels wide. Photos must be your own work or you must have permission of the photographer.

The deadline to enter photos for this week’s poem is next Wednesday, April 25, 2012. We’ll post the photos on Friday.