The Poetry Immersive
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Moderator: Shazia Hafiz Ramji
For poetry fans, hearing readings from poets at the height of their talent is a reminder of the power of the form; for newcomers to poetry, talented lyricists can open a world of possibility with syntax and rhythm. Hear from three of Canada’s finest poets as they each read from their work before engaging in a collective conversation about craft. Nancy Lee is author of the poetry collection What Hurts Going Down and two works of fiction, The Age and Dead Girls, which have won and been nominated for multiple awards. Canisia Lubrin’s Voodoo Hypothesis was named a CBC Best Poetry Book and has captured minds across the continent. John Elizabeth Stintzi’s poems have been awarded the 2019 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the Long Poem Prize from The Malahat Review. Their recent collection, Junebat, is already one of the hottest books of 2020.
SHAZIA HAFIZ RAMJI’s writing has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry 2019, Maisonneuve, and Gutter: the magazine of new Scottish and international writing. She was named as a “writer to watch” by the CBC and her poetry and prose have been nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prizes. She is the author of Port of Being, a finalist for the 2019 Vancouver Book Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and winner of the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Vancouver Poetry House.