A Very Christian Christmas!
Why watch a holiday special on television when you can watch one live, on stage? Bestselling and Griffin Poetry Prize-winning poet Christian Bök will be in Toronto to celebrate the publication of Eunoia: The Upgraded Edition.
Eunoia is one of the bestselling books of Canadian poetry, and won the Griffin Poetry Prize upon its publication. It is a five-chapter book in which each chapter is a univocal lipogram. (So Chapter A only uses the vowel 'A,' Chapter E only uses 'E,' etc.)
December 15th, Mr. Bök and his band of merry elves – including merrymakers Ken Babstock, Andrew Pyper, Russell Smith, Priscila Uppal and Darren Wershler – will send you off to your holiday vacations in style, with readings, anecdotes and tributes to Eunoia and the man who wrote it. Come by Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue) after 7:30 p.m., wear your yuletide best, knock back some egg nog and pick up a copy of the upgraded Eunoia, a perfect stocking stuffer and a book Publishers Weekly calls 'jaw-droppingly powerful, a mythology of sound.'
A Very Christian Christmas
a holiday tribute to Christian Bök's Eunoia: The Upgraded Edition
with special guests Ken Babstock, Andrew Pyper, Russell Smith, Priscila Uppal and Darren Wershler
Tuesday, December 15
Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue