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Thursday
12
APR

Nguyen, Queyras & Robinsong at the APP

19:00
21:00
Coach House Books
Event organized by Coach House Books

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Join the Atwater Poetry Project in welcoming Hoa Nguyen and Erin Robinsong during National Poetry Month.

UPDATE (April 6): The APP pleased to join forces with Gail Scott (Université de Montréal) to co-present Sina Queyras.

Event will start at 7:05 pm sharp! Come for the readings, stay for the conversation! The event is FREE and everyone is welcome. Books by the poets will be for sale.

Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. Area, HOA NGUYEN is the author of five books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, and Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008. Her book Violet Energy Ingots, also from Wave Books, received a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry nomination. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, Nguyen has been featured as writer for Harriet, a blog of the Poetry Foundation, and has had her work profiled on the PBS News Hour. Additional attention to her writing has been promoted through publications in Granta, PEN American Center, Boston Review, The Best Canadian Poetry series, The Walrus, The New York Times, and the Academy of American Poets. Additionally, Nguyen was a finalist for the 2017 K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature and recipient of a 2016 Works in Progress Grant from the Ontario Arts Council. She has performed and lectured at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, the Bagley Wright Lecture series, Bard College, Poet’s House, St. Mary’s College of California, the University of Colorado, and Brown University. She lives in Toronto with her family.

SINA QUEYRAS is the author of Lemon Hound, MxT and My Ariel. She lives in Montreal.

ERIN ROBINSONG is a poet and interdisciplinary artist thinking about ecology, interventions, and pleasure in her work. Her writing has been widely published in journals and anthologies such as Regreen: New Canadian Ecological Poetry; Dandelion; The Capilano Review; The Goose; among others, and is forthcoming in Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within The Anthropocene. Her debut collection of poetry, Rag Cosmology, published with BookThug in 2017, won the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. Recent performance work with choreographer Andréa de Keijzer includes “Facing” away from that which is coming, which premiered at Tangente in Montréal, and “This ritual is not an accident.” Erin and Andréa are also featured in Mike Hoolboom’s film We Make Couples, a Marxist love story. Originally from Cortes Island, Erin lives in Montréal.

The reading will take place in the Atwater Library auditorium, which is located on the second floor, up two flights of stairs. Unfortunately, the library doesn't have an elevator. In addition to a multi-stall women's washroom, there is a single-stall gender-neutral washroom next to the auditorium. For further accessibility inquiries, please write deanna@atwaterlibrary.ca

The Atwater Poetry Project is committed to being a safer space and anti-oppression space. We ask all guests to be respectful and non-discriminatory toward others within the reading space and in the library where the series is located. Violent, discriminatory or harmful behaviour will not be tolerated.

This event is taking place on the unceded traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people.

The Atwater Poetry Project is made possible by the ongoing support of the Atwater Library. We are grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.