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Please join us in congratulating Daniel Coleman on the hugely successful launch of his new book, Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place (Wolsak & Wynn).


The launch and celebration at Bryan Prince Bookseller’s on June 8th was standing room only and flowed out onto the street, packed full of present and former students, colleagues, members of the writing community in Hamilton, and Daniel’s neighbours and friends.


Kerry Cranston-Reimer, owner of Bryan Prince, gave a lovely introduction to Daniel and his new book:

”You don’t have to know Daniel for long to realize that he is someone who wears many hats, and all very stylishly. In addition to writing and teaching Daniel is very active in bridging the gap between the University and the greater Hamilton community … Starting with a view from his back porch and the ground he has mowed, propagated, and fought to tame, Daniel has written a thoughtful examination of local geology, Indigenous history and spirituality; land appropriation; the beauty of nature; and our place in all that came before.”

Michael Gallant, a PhD candidate in the department, also offers some reflections on his stunning illustrations for the book.

If you haven’t yet picked up your copy of Yardwork, head down to Bryan Prince in Westdale — I’m sure Daniel would still be happy to sign it for you.