From a Call Box
by Bob Stallworthy
Telephone communication is a prevalent subject in From a Call Box, but the real theme is communication between people. Calls for help, calls for information, calls for love, calls of desperation. In the author’s words, “We transfer vast amounts of information via these technologies, as well as the huge range of human emotions. We are not always successful in our attempt to get both emotion and information across to the person on the other end of the telephone line.” From a Call Box is an exploration of people’s funny, poignant, sad, sometimes tragic attempts to make connections.
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Bob Stallworthy has been active in the Alberta writing community since he began writing full-time and professionally in 1985. He is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.
Bob has 4 books of poetry previously published. His poetry has been shortlisted for the City of Calgary, W.O. Mitchell Book Prize twice and the Stephan G. Stephansson Prize for Poetry once.
He is co-recipient of the Calgary Freedom of Expression Award, 2002; a Lifetime member of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta,1988; and the recipient of the Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, 2019.
He has been a Patient/Family Advisor with the Kidney Health, Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services since 2016. He is a full-time caregiver for his wife who suffered traumatic kidney failure in 2013.
Winner of the Alberta Writers Guild Golden Pen Award for lifetime achievement
Other books by Bob Stallworthy:
Under the Sky Speaking, Snowapple Press, 1998
From a Call Box, Frontenac House, 2001
Optics, Frontenac House, 2004
Things that Matter Now, Frontenac House, 2009
In Silhouette, an e-book hosted by Frontenac House, 2010