7:30pm on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Admission is free
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Jen Currin is the author of three previous collections of poetry: The Sleep of Four Cities, Hagiography and The Inquisition Yours, which won the 2011 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. She currently lives in Vancouver, where she teaches creative writing at Kwantlen University and English at Vancouver Community College. Her latest book is School.
School is an instruction manual for igniting transformation through a collective effort of love and community. Jen Currin’s sensual and surreal poems speak to the political upheavals and environmental catastrophes of our time.
Poet Jane Munro’s first collection Daughters won the Macmillan Poetry Prize and her poem, “Master your hands and your feet, your words and your thoughts” won the Bliss Carman Poetry Award. She is a member of Yoko's Dogs, a collaborative writing group. She has written five poetry collections and her latest is entitled Blue Sonoma.
A beloved partner’s crossing into Alzheimer’s is at the heart of Blue Sonoma, a wise and embodied collection of dreamscapes, sutras and prayer poems from a writer at her peak. Rich in both pathos and insight, Munro’s wisdom is deeply embedded, shot through with moments of wit.
Adam Sol is the author of three previous books of poetry, including Crowd of Sounds, which won the Trillium Award for Poetry in 2004. He has published fiction, scholarly essays, and reviews for a variety of publications, including The Walrus, Critique, The Globe and Mail, Lemonhound, and Joyland.com. He is an Associate Professor of English at Laurentian University.
Complicity focuses on how we cannot escape the troubling structures that determine our lives. Sol’s poems are funny, allusive, off-kilter, and sonically rich, while crucially interrogating, lit with, the contemporary ethos.
*Barry Dempster will no longer be appearing at this event.