October 6, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Get ready for the next Cross-Border Pollination Reading, this October 29th at SFU Harbour Centre, featuring Rob Taylor, Maureen Hynes, Peggy Shumaker, Rhea Tregebov, Joan Kane and Sherry Simpson. It is an incredible line-up, and we are especially excited about a few of Alaska’s best who are coming down south to grace our stage. Hope to see you there!
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Date / Time : October 29th, 5pm – 7:30pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings Street Room 1415
Rob Taylor lives in East Vancouver with his wife, Marta. He is the author of the poetry collection The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011), the manuscript for which won the 2010 Alfred G. Bailey Prize. He is the co-founder and editor of One Ghana, One Voice, Ghana’s first online poetry magazine, and one of the coordinators of Vancouver’s Dead Poets Reading Series.
Maureen Hynes’s book, Rough Skin, won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry by a Canadian. She has also published Harm’s Way (Brick Books), and, this year, Marrow, Willow (Pedlar Press). She is a past winner of the Petra Kenny Poetry Prize (London, England). One of her poems was selected for Best Canadian Poems 2010, edited by Lorna Crozier. Maureen is poetry editor for Our Times magazine (ourtimes.ca) and lives in Toronto, Ont.
Peggy Shumaker is Alaska State Writer Laureate. Her most recent book of poems is Gnawed Bones. Her lyrical memoir is Just Breathe Normally. She’s at work on Genesis, Quetzal, a book of poems set in Costa Rica. Professor emerita from University of Alaska Fairbanks, Shumaker teaches in the Rainier Writing Workshop. She is founding editor of Boreal Books, publishers of fine art and literature from Alaska. She edits the Alaska Literary Series at University of Alaska Press.
Rhea Tregebov is the author of six critically acclaimed books of poetry, most
recently (alive): New and selected poems (Wolsak & Wynn, 2004). Her seventh
collection of poetry, tentatively titled “August,” will be published in Fall 2012
by Signal Editions/Véhicule Press (Montreal). Her debut novel, The Knife
Sharpener’s Bell (Coteau, 2009) explores the fate of a Jewish family who moves
from the Prairies to the USSR in the mid-1930s. In addition to her poetry and
fiction, she has written five popular children’s picture books and is the editor ten anthologies of essays, poetry and fiction. Since 2004, she has lived in Vancouver where she is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, teaching workshops in poetry and translation.
Joan Kane is Inupiaq. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and her M.F.A. from Columbia University and is the author of The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, for which she received a 2009 Whiting Writers’ Award. Her recent honors include a National Native Creative Development grant, a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award, and a Fellowship from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Cultures Foundation. Along with her husband and sons, she lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
Sherry Simpson grew up in Juneau and lives in Anchorage, where she teaches in the Low-Residency MFA program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She also teaches for the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. She is the author of two collections of essays, The Way Winter Comes and The Accidental Explorer: Wayfinding in Alaska. Her essays and articles have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Orion, Creative Nonfiction, Alaska Quarterly Review, Brevity, and Pilgrimage. She is finishing a book about relationships between bears and people for the University Press of Kansas.
We are grateful for the support of SFU Continuing Studies, Poetry Is Dead Magazine and from the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Department.
April 26, 2011 § Leave a Comment
March 6, 2011 § Leave a Comment
The Cross Border Pollination Reading Series returns again with some amazing authors! Come out to hear an eclectic mix of literary talents from the U.S. and Canada.
5pm – 7:30pm
Simon Fraser University Harbour Center, 515 W. Hastings, Room 2270 Sauder Insdustries Policy Room.
Entry is free.
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Sarah Leavitt is a writer and cartoonist from Vancouver. Her graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me was published in September 2010, and was the first graphic narrative to be nominated for a Writer’s Trust of Canada prize.
Kelli Russell Agodon is the author of the newly-released Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize, as well as two other books of poems. www.agodon.com
Miranda Pearson’ s poetry has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, and her first collection “ Prime” was published in 2001. “ The Aviary” was released in 2006 from Oolichan Books and was awarded the Alfred G. Bailey pri ze. Her l atest book, “ Harbour” , also from Oolichan, was shortlisted for the 2010 BC Book Prize for poetry. Miranda holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia and currently teaches in Simon Fraser University’ s Writing and Publishing program.
Wayde Compton is a Vancouver writer whose books include After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, Performance Bond, Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature and 49th Parallel Psalm. He and Jason de Couto perform turntable-based sound poetry as a duo called The Contact Zone Crew. Compton is also a co-founding member of the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the public memory of Vancouver’s original black community.