I’ll be reading in support of the NL Book Awards, where my book Glimpse has been shortlisted for poetry. The awards are handed out bi-yearly, with this year being poetry and non-fiction.
What: NL Book Awards
When: May 17, 7:30pm
Where: The Ship Pub (265 Duckworth Street, St. John’s)
From the FB Page:
Come celebrate with the finalists for the 2011 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards!
2011 Rogers Communications Non-fiction Award Finalists:
• Glenn Deir
Sick Joke: Cancer, Japan, and Back Again (Breakwater Books, 2010), a quirky travelogue chronicling the author’s experiences with Japanese culture and medical culture.
• Greg Malone
You Better Watch Out (Knopf Canada, 2009), a memoir about a young boy who survives, among other things, a school run by the Christian Brothers, encounters with the bullies of New Gower Street and the perfect family.
• Rhonda Pelley
Island Maid: Voices of Outport Women (Breakwater Books, 2010), with photographs by Sheilagh O’Leary, the chronicle of a Newfoundland road trip taken by Pelley and O’Leary, this book documents with photos and words the thoughts and lives of women interviewed and photographed during their travels.
2011 E.J. Pratt Poetry Award Finalists:
• Tom Dawe
Where Genesis Begins (Breakwater Books, 2009), with artwork by Gerald Squires, a collaboration of two of Newfoundland’s foremost artists: Tom Dawe, a profoundly visual poet, and Gerald Squires, a profoundly poetic painter.
• George Murray
Glimpse (ECW Press, 2010), a sometimes-funny, sometimes-touching selection of 409 aphorisms, a form that straddles the line between poetry and philosophy, yet may be more accessible to the general public than either.
• Patrick Warner
Mole (House of Anansi Press, 2009), a collection of poems that is levity-laden in places and poignant in others, and reveals surprising meaning in the mundane moments and objects of daily life.