Monday, October 17, 2011


Toronto launch of Carapace
Laura Lush with Ariel Gordon

When: Thursday, November 3, 6:30 pm
Location: Toronto Women’s Bookstore (73 Harbord Street)
Cost: FREE!

Please join us for the Toronto launch of Laura Lush's fourth collection of poetry, Carapace, which will include selections focused on pregnancy and mothering.

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Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg-based writer. She is the 2010 recipient of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writer and the 2011 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry / Le Prix Lansdowne du poesie. The chapbook How to Prepare for Flooding (JackPine Press), a collaboration with designer Julia Michaud, will be launched in fall 2011. Gordon’s first full-length collection, Hump (Palimpsest Press, 2010), is shaped by pregnancy and mothering: “month by month, stanza by stanza, Gordon attempts to adequately represent the wonder and devilment of being-with-child.”

Laura Lush has an Honours B.A. in English and Creative Writing from York University and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from The University of Calgary. Her books include Hometown, which was nominated for the 1992 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, Fault Line, The First Day of Winter, in which selections of this book tied for second place in the 2002 CBC Literary Contest, and a collection of short stories, Going to the Zoo. Her latest collection, Carapace (Palimpsest Press, 2011), includes poems “told through the eyes of a new mother as she attempts to balance the complex and often-times conflicting emotions that accompany motherhood: joy, anger, uncertainty, awe and fear.”

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This should be SUCH great fun. And then I'm off to Words Aloud in Durham the next day, where I'm appearing with Ayub Nuri and Lillian Allen...

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