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Sina Queyras - Coach House Poetry Soiree 09

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Sina Queyras reads from Expressway at the Coach House Poetry Soiree on Sunday, March 22, 2009. Recorded live in Toronto at Bar Italia.

The Gazette hails Expressway

By Harold Heft
Montreal Gazette
June 15 2009

The American poet Carl Sandburg said that 'poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.' He meant that poetry has the freedom to bring together disparate elements in the world and align them into something surprisingly new.

A new crop of poetry books from Montreal and beyond illustrate the persistent power of poetry to engage in the search for coherence and clarity amid incongruities.

Among the boldest and most original volumes within the group is Expressway, by Montreal poet Sina Queyras.

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Sina Queyras wins a Gold National Magazine Award!

'Her Dreams of the Expressway,' a poem which first appeared in the Malahat Review before inclusion in Sina Queyras's Spring 2009 collection, Expressway, has earned the poet a Gold National Magazine Award. Congratulations, Sina!

Take a look at the list of winners in all categories at http://www.magazine-awards.com/index.cfm?ci_id=1235&la_id=1.

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The Globe and Mail contemplates Expressway

By Janine Armin
Globe and Mail
May 26 2009

Sina Queyras' new poetry collection battles the numbing speed of modern life, a hallmark of which the web-savvy poet excels at in her blog about life and the arts, Lemon Hound (also the title of her 2007 Pat Lowther and Lambda Literary award-winning poetry book). Chipping away at the expressway's faux-finish tarmac in favour of a more natural past, these poems offer contemplation as an antidote to a too-fast-and-furious fate.

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Quill & Quire is thankful for Expressway

Expressway by Sina Queyras
By Mark Callanan
Quill & Quire
May 1 2009

In her first book of poems since her collection Lemon Hound, Montreal-based Sina Queyras employs the Romantic tradition of pastoral poetry to create passionate indictments of our consumerist, car-obsessed culture and our fast-lane mentality. In 'Solitary,' a woman stands near the I-95, where 'a patch / of emerald turf' is besieged by doggy bags,' the nearby expressway '[s]moothing each nuisance of wild, each terrifying / Quirk of land.'

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Sina Queyras interviewed by the National Post

Read the National Post's 'NaPoMo' (National Poetry Month) questionnaire with Sina Queyras to discover a few of the Expressway author's favourite things poetic.

Q: If you could get everyone in the world to read one poem, what would it be?

A: One poem? Just one? It's impossible to prescribe one poem to all people of all ages and stages of their lives...but at the moment, and perhaps for the next few, it would be 'lullbabye,' from Dennis Lee's UN.

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Montreal Hour interviews Sina Queyras

Sina Queyras (Expressway) talks to the Montreal Hour about poetics and sustainability:

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The Globe goes on the road with Sina Queyras

Brian Joseph Davis asks Sina Queyras (Expressway) 'several questions only a well-traveled poet could know the answers to' on the Globe and Mail's book blog, In Other Words. Find out what to do when you're lost in rural New Jersey, the best 1 a.m.

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FFWD Weekly talks poetry and car culture with Sina Queyras

Sina Queyras (Expressway) discusses the correspondent tensions between tradition and innovation in poetry and society in this week's FFWD:

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Trailer for Sina Queyras's Expressway on YouTube!

Folks everywhere are gearing up for the publication of Sina Queyras's Expressway, which hits the road at AWP Chicago this month before cruising to Calgary for two events with Lisa Robertson, who unleashes Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip.

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