Note: No Reading in August!
We had such a fabulous repertoire of voices at our last Poets Corner reading in July. Kerry Gilbert, Clea Roberts and Renée Saklikar proved how disparate yet compelling poetic voices can be.
Thank you to all three fine poets, and a special thank you to Clea and Kerry who had travelled from Whitehorse and Vernon respectively to be with us.
Our Next Poetry Reading
Don’t forget, we traditionally take the month of August off so there won’t be a reading this month. However, next month is a blockbuster. Arguably two of Victoria’s top poets will be reading for us in September and one of them is the most recent prizewinner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, Canada’s most highly regarded poetry award.
Marilyn Bowering is a poet and novelist who lives in Victoria, BC. Her most recent works are Threshold (poetry): an encounter with the 17th c. Hebridean bard Mary MacLeod; What It Takes To Be Human (novel); and the libretto for Marilyn Forever (Gavin Bryars, composer.) She has been short-listed for the world-wide Orange Prize, long-listed for the Dublin Impac Award, twice short-listed for the Governor-General’s Prize for poetry, and received the Dorothy Livesay, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Ethel Wilson and Pat Lowther Prizes as well as several National Magazine awards. Her new book is What is Long Past Occurs in Full Light (MotherTongue). www.marilynbowering.com
Eve Joseph’s first two books of poetry The Startled Heart (Oolichan, 2004) and The Secret Signature of Things (Brick, 2010) were both nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. Her nonfiction book In the Slender Margin was published by HarperCollins in 2014 and won the Hubert Evans award for nonfiction. Her most recent book of poetry Quarrels (Anvil, 2018) was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award and won the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize.
See you on Wed September 18 at 7pm at Massy Books. And remember there is no reading in August.