Jennifer Still launching her poetry collection Comma @ Living Prairie Museum, Winnipeg [21 June]

Jennifer Still launching her poetry collection Comma

20:00 - 22:00

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Living Prairie Museum
2795 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3S4
Join poet Jennifer Still for an open air reading of her new poetry collection Comma on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Living Prairie Museum (2795 Ness Avenue | Winnipeg, MB).

8 pm self-guided trails | 9 pm reception | Reading at dusk

RSVP to [email protected] by June 16.

Books will be available for sale by McNally Robinson.

This event is free, wheelchair/stroller accessible, and open to all.

Co-presented by BookThug, McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Living Prairie Museum.

Collaborating with her ailing brother's hand-written field guide to prairie grasses, Still attends to torn paper, shadings, erasures and intervals, venturing inside the chrysalis, the breathing tube and the brittle lexicon of botany to achieve a lyrical foliation of grief. From coma to comma, the held breath sprouts and hums.

“Comma is a living, breathing field guide to the unconscious." — Christine Fellows

“Read the poetry as you might search for a special midnight star, by attending to the edges of vision (and words) where brightness shines best.” — Jeanne Randolph

“Jennifer Still writes in the key of “e”: ellipses, elision, elusion, erasure, effusion, ephemera. She makes (and unmakes) poems out of the pollen and electrons, out of eraser dust and memory, emending the margins with invisible stitches in the effervescing, mineral light of grief.” — Elizabeth Philips
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