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Poetry, Time after Time
Sat, 29 April 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM MDT
Timeless, evocative poetry with four of Calgary's kickass, poetic visionaries.
National Poetry Month celebration at Wordfest's amazing arts incubator, in partnership with the League of Canadian Poets, Calgary Public Library and Wordfest.
Shane Book - CDWP Writer-in-Residence
Larissa Lai - Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing, UofC
Micheline Maylor - Calgary Poet Laureate
Nikki Reimer - Poet and Critic Extraordinaire
Hosted by: Dymphny Dronyk, Past President, League of Canadian Poets
Upstairs at the Memorial Park Library!
Nikki Reimer’s poetry, criticism, art and essays have appeared in anthologies, print and digital journals, and digital billboards. A writer concerned with emotional ecology, Reimer has published two books of poetry — DOWNVERSE (Talonbooks 2014) and [sic] (Frontenac House 2010, shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award) — chapbooks, criticism and essays. She is currently at work on a digital project, two poetry manuscripts, and a memoir. She lives in Calgary.
Larissa Lai is the author of two novels, When Fox Is a Thousand and Salt Fish Girl; two books of poetry, sybil unrest (with Rita Wong) and Automaton Biographies; a chapbook, Eggs in the Basement; and most recently, a critical book, Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s. A recipient of the Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers' Award, she has been a finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Tiptree Award, the Sunburst Award, the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Award, the bpNichol Chapbook Award, the Dorothy Livesay Prize and the ACQL Gabrielle Roy Prize for Literary Criticism. She holds a Canada Research Chair II in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary and directs The Insurgent Architects' House for Creative Writing there.
Micheline Maylor’s newest collection is titled Little Wildheart and was recently short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry, and is slated for publication in spring of 2017 with the University of Alberta Press, and deals with the question: What is it to be human in our environment?
Her second collection Whirr and Click (2013) was on the Pat Lowther Memorial Award shortlist. She teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University where she won the teaching excellence award in 2015. She serves as guest editor at Frontenac Press’ renowned Quartet series for 2013-17. She serves as the Past-president and co-founder of Freefall Literary Society, and is the consulting editor of FreeFall literary magazine. Her latest works can be found in Partisan, The Literary Review of Canada, and Quill and Quire. Micheline is a member of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. Micheline was appointed Calgary's Poet Laureate on April 25, 2016.
Shane Book’s first poetry collection, Ceiling of Sticks, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. His second, Congotronic, won the Lampman Award and was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Award, Ottawa Book Award, and 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. His first film, Dust, won prizes at numerous festivals worldwide. His second, Praise and Blame, premiered in 2016. He was educated at NYU, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Stanford.
With gratitude to the League of Canadian Poets, and the Canada Council.