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