Lunch Poems at SFU

Feb 20: Lunch Poems with Wanda John-Kehewin and Onjana Yawnghwe

Lunch Poems Feb 2019

Lunch Poems at SFU connects the city with poets – it’s a great place to bring your lunch and your questions about poetry. There’s always a Q & A after the reading.

The light in the Teck Gallery at SFU’s Vancouver Campus is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.

And we always end on time.

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Featured Reviews

Book Review: Onjana Yawnghwe’s The Small Way

I was privileged to be asked to write a review for The Ormsby Review on Onjana Yawnghwe‘s fascinating book, The Small Way. An excerpt:

Onjana Yawnghwe The Small Way“We were speaking then of necessary journeys, of the way the reading of a book might become a crossing-over into other people’s territory, for instance into those migrations that are within the smallest interiors, such as the beginning and then the end of a marriage, or of any relationship, real or imagined, and into a journey that brings us to memory, a closing-shut-open door that leads to explorations of the nature of loss.

A new and specific kind of loss is the subject of this haunting book of poem-vignettes, The Small Way, by a Vancouver writer who is also a nurse: Onjana Yawnghwe.”

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Events and readings

March 9/10: Words and Music by Turning Point Ensemble

Excited to be collaborating with Owen Underhill again, next month, on a musical composition with bee poems from Listening to the Bees:

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Image credit: Turning Point Ensemble

With support from Capilano Review, TPE is embarking on a new song project called Words & Music, presented at the Annex on March 9 & 10th, 2019. Words & Music will include a new collaboration between poet Renée Saklikar and Owen Underhill, a new theatrical work by Rita Ueda based on Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea with a libretto by Rod Robertson, and some witty and brilliant songs by the unheralded Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.”

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Events and readings

Feb 15: Poetry Night – Perspectives Anti-Racism Festival

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Collingwood Neighbourhood House and the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation is ecstatic to present our first Poetry Night event at the Annex. Expect a thoughtful and fun night with performances by local spoken word artists on themes of anti-racism and resiliency. We will also have local vendors and delicious food available. This free event is part of Perspectives: An Anti-Racism Arts Festival.”

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