Becoming a better animal

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Copper Moon beams

December 01st, 2014

On a press release to promote his co-produced theatrical experiment in 2014, Walking Projects: Vancouver, Crawling, Weeping, Betting, Chris Bose was self-described as “a writer, artist, musician, filmmaker and a Scoundrel.” Officially a member of the N’laka’pamux/Secwepemc Nations, formerly known as the Thompson people of the Spuzzum area (“They hooked-up at St. George’s residential school in Lytton”), Chris Bose was born in Merritt, B.C. in 1970. He is a founding member of the Arbour Collective, an Aboriginal arts collective based in Kamloops, with a national membership. Bose was once earlier self-described as “a very tattooed ex-vegetarian who doesn’t drink alcohol, smoke, do drugs, and for awhile quit drinking coffee when a friend told him that Aboriginal people around the world are being displaced from their lands by coffee growers.” Along the way Bose has been the father of two children, a cobbler, a radio DJ, a bookstore clerk, President of the student body at the local University College, a farm labourer and homeless. He has lived in Stockholm, Sweden and Austin, Texas. His creative non-fiction narrative, also described as a novel, Somewhere in this Inferno (Theytus, 2004), reflects the struggles a young man who is troubled by existential questions and cultural adaptation. Now his second book, A Moon Made of Copper (Kegedonce $16), consists of non-fiction poems written while touring across Canada. They capture Bose’s experiences “getting into adventures and mis-adventures.” 978-0-9868740-8-6

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