September 19 at 7 p.m.
On Edge Reading Series
Emily Carr University
Room SB 406
1399 Johnston Street
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
As with all On Edge readings
there will be time for discussion/Q&A
Refreshments will be served
‘A Night for the Lady’ (Ronsdale Press) explores the terrain of poetry conversation. Playful, erotic and occasionally harrowing, this collection bundles together experimental and inspirational work from a longstanding voice of conscience in Canadian letters.
Few figures in Canadian history have attained such an iconic status as Louis Riel. Celebrated Metis poet Gregory Scofield takes a fresh look at Riel in his new collection, ‘Louis: The Heretic Poems’ (Nightwood Editions), challenging traditional conceptions of Riel as simply a folk hero and martyr. By juxtaposing historical events and quotes with the poetic narrative,Scofield draws attention to the side of the Metis leader that most Canadians have never contemplated: that of husband, father, friend and lover, poet and visionary.
Link to Arnott’s blog invitation