7:30pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Admission is free*
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
*Please let us know you are attending by registering in advance. Please note that registration is so that we know how many people to expect. Admission on the night is always on a first-come-first-served basis.
In Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems, Tess Gallagher collects her indispensable work from forty years of writing poetry, along with an ample new section written in the west of Ireland. Included in this generous book are Gallagher’s signature nocturnes—for the changing Pacific Northwest, for her hardscrabble childhood, and for her late husband, Raymond Carver, and others. Her challenging new work confronts a tumultuous century’s worth of art, warfare, and illness, while certifying the stubborn resilience of poetry and love. (Graywolf Press)
A New Leaf traces a year of growing seasons at The Leaf, Merilyn Simonds' acerage near Kingston, Ontario. A lifelong gardener, Simonds works the soil and the soul for wide-ranging revelations that offer a cornucopia of enrichment and inspiration for the fertile mind. (RandomHouse.ca)