Christian Bök (Crystallography, Eunoia) reads at the London Central Library with Weyman Chan (Noise from the Laundry).
Readings at the London Public Library
featuring Christian Bök and Weyman Chan
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
London Library – Landon Branch, 167 Wortley Road
Landon Martha Bishop Community Room
Matthew Tierney’s The Hayflick Limit opens with an excerpt from Joseph Brodsky’s winter eclogue, which in its 13 words raises at least as many questions: if each body 'falls prey' to the telescope, is distance the hunter? Is proximity? Discovery? Is being preyed upon a relief from the indifference of time, death an acknowledgment of existence? The brevity and the stab of those lines pries us open, leaving the reader far more vulnerable than the poet, though Brodsky evidently knew whereof he wrote.
Sina Queyras has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry!
At a morning announcement on Wednesday, October 15, finalists for the Governor General's Literary Award were announced. Sina Queyras's Expressway was one of the poetry finalists. Other finalists wee David McFadden, Philip Kevin Paul, Carmine Starnino and David Zieorth.
There's an entire world of literature to be read, and thank goodness for the brilliant translators who make that world available to us. In anticipation of The Sleepworker's October release, all of our currently available French-to-English titles will be discounted on our website by 40% (!) until the end of August.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.