Wednesday, October 26, 2011

U of M launch

How to Prepare for Flooding: U of M launch!

When: Wednesday, November 23, 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: St. John's College Library (3rd floor SJC)
92 Dysart Rd, University of Manitoba
Cost: FREE!

Please join Ariel Gordon for the U of M launch of her chapbook with Saskatoon's JackPine Press, How to Prepare for Flooding.

Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the St. John's College Library.

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How to Prepare for Flooding is a collection of poems modeled on the how-to manuals and survival guides that rattle around your toolbox and clog up your glove compartment. Chock-a-block with illustrations and useful tips, these poems will prepare readers for a raft of natural and personal disasters such as "How to Survive a Plane Crash" and "How to Sew a Button." But more than that, How to Prepare for Flooding asks, over and over, what’s the difference between wild and tame? Natural and unnatural? Also, is this REALLY where we find ourselves?

Coil-bound and printed on bright white Coast VIA Linen paper with Hostmann-Steinberg vegetable-based inks, this book isn't waterproof. But it SHOULD be. (7.5" x 5")

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This should be great fun, given that the SJC library focuses on Canadian literature and is just down the hall from my UMP office. Except that my UMP co-workers will probably heckle. Little do they know that I'm pro-heckling!

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