Rags of Night in Our Mouths – Book Launch and Group Reading – cwb member
May 12, 20227:30 pm - 8:30 pm
You are warmly invited to join Margo Wheaton in celebrating the launch of her new poetry collection, Rags of Night in Our Mouths. Margo will be joined by special guest readers and nature poets Brian Bartlett, Allan Cooper, and Basma Kavanagh.
Standing in the midst of her childhood home, Margo Wheaton was struck by two things: the extent of the damage caused by her father’s and stepmother’s alcoholism and the life force that pulsed in the once-vibrant rooms and yard – in the abandoned trees, neglected flowerbeds and gardens her parents had planted and tended for decades. Radiant, grieving, and intensely musical, Rags of Night in Our Mouths is an exploration of human and environmental states of precarity and vulnerability.
Margo Wheaton is the author of The Unlit Path Behind the House, which won the Fred Kerner Book Award from the Canadian Authors Association (Canadian Authors’ Association) for Book of The Year. It was shortlisted for the J.M. Abraham Award, the Gerald Lampert Award, the Fred Cogswell Award, and the Relit Award. She is also the author of Wild Green Light (Pottersfield Press, 2021), a collaborative collection with David Adams Richards.
Supported by the League of Canadian Poets, this reading is free to attend and will be held on Zoom on Thursday, May 12, at 7:30pm. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
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