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Friday, September 18, 2009

Holbrook, Queyras, Minkus and Turner at the Bowery Poetry Club on Sept.26

Susan Holbrook will read from her new collection, Joy is So Exhausting (Coach House Books, 2009), with three other visiting poets--Sina Queyras, Kim Minkus and Jacqueline Turner. The reading and book party will take place at the Bowery Poetry Club on September 26 (4:00 to 5:40).


Susan Holbrook is a poet and fiction writer whose first book, misled, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the Stephen J. Stephensson Award. Her chapbook Good Egg Bad Seed was published by Nomados in 2004. She teaches North American literatures and creative writing at the University of Windsor. She recently co-edited The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation (forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2009).

Sina Queyras is the author of Slip, Teethmarks, Lemon Hound, which won the Lambda and the Pat Lowther awards for poetry, and Expressway (Coach House Books, 2009). She is also the editor of Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets. She currently lives in Montreal and keeps a blog, Lemon Hound.

Kim Minkus has two books of poetry: 9 Freight (LINEbooks 2007) and Thresh (Snare Books 2009). She has had reviews and poetry published in FRONT Magazine, Interim, West Coast Line, The Poetic Front, LOCUSPOINT, ottawater, Memewar and Jacket. Kim is currently completing her dissertation at Simon Fraser University

Jacqueline Turner is the author of Into the Fold and Seven Into Even. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. Her work has appeared in absinthe, West Coast Line, Rampike, qwerty, Tessera, and Fireweed. She has also published a number of chapbooks. In 2005, Turner was Queensland’s inaugural poet-in-residence at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, Australia.

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