Nov 3, THOT-J-BAP: extractions Book Launch

This week on Friday, I’ll be launching my new chapbook, THOT-J-BAP: extractions from Nomados Press alongside Marguerite Pigeon and her chapbook, My Model Poem. Hope to see you there!

Nomados Press Thot-J-Bap

Like the bees who populate it, Saklikar’s THOT-J-BAP is humming, productive, and vital, performing an urgent gathering of specimens amassed, dissipated, and recollected from which it extracts ‘those gems they would steal’: fragments of stories, of love, of violence, of remembering, of ‘what once was, compressed.’ This is fecund, fabulous work.”

–  Catriona Strang

I always have my eye out for a truly ambitious poetry—and here it is, epic in scope, running through its own newly-created dimension just outside of recognizable time and space, a mobile world moving by, line by line, touching “what hurts, what helps, what heals,” transformed. Saklikar manages a near perfect merger of forward-momentum narrative and paratactic detail where each word is a hypnotically pronounced incantation, the story pulled into glittering erotic fragments, each piece a world in itself, glowing, refracting, the ambition of the part to overwhelm the whole. THOT-J-BAP is poetry to lose and find yourself in. I’m hooked.” 

– Stephen Collis

Date: Friday, November 3 at 8 PM – 10 PM
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Location: People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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THOT-J-BAP: extractions from Nomados Press

This week on Friday, I’ll be launching my new chapbook, THOT-J-BAP: extractions from Nomados Press alongside Marguerite Pigeon and her chapbook, My Model Poem.

Nomados Press Thot-J-Bap

Like the bees who populate it, Saklikar’s THOT-J-BAP is humming, productive, and vital, performing an urgent gathering of specimens amassed, dissipated, and recollected from which it extracts ‘those gems they would steal’: fragments of stories, of love, of violence, of remembering, of ‘what once was, compressed.’ This is fecund, fabulous work.”

–  Catriona Strang

I always have my eye out for a truly ambitious poetry—and here it is, epic in scope, running through its own newly-created dimension just outside of recognizable time and space, a mobile world moving by, line by line, touching “what hurts, what helps, what heals,” transformed. Saklikar manages a near perfect merger of forward-momentum narrative and paratactic detail where each word is a hypnotically pronounced incantation, the story pulled into glittering erotic fragments, each piece a world in itself, glowing, refracting, the ambition of the part to overwhelm the whole. THOT-J-BAP is poetry to lose and find yourself in. I’m hooked.” 

– Stephen Collis

Date: Friday, November 3 at 8 PM – 10 PM
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Location: People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Feb 13: A Reading with Sean Johnston and Andrew Struthers

Feb 13: Sean Johnston, Andrew Struthers take liberties with story at the People’s Co-op Bookstore

Sean Johnston and Andrew Struthers reading

Event: A reading with Sean Johnston and Andrew Struthers
Time: Starts at 7pm
Location:  The People’s Co-op Bookstore – 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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Dec 15: Meet n’ Greet at the People’s Co-op Bookstore

Dec 15: Author Meet n’ Greet at the People’s Co-op Bookstore

Meet and chat with local authors, with books available for purchase and signing (did someone say Christmas gift ideas?)

people coop bookstore commercial vancouver

Anvil
Jesse Donaldson – This Day in Vancouver
Jennica Harper – Wood
Jane Silcott – Everything Rustles

Arsenal…
Lani Russwurm – Vancouver Was Awesome!
Aaron Chapman – Liquor, Lust, and the Law

the Gumboot Girls
Anneke Van Vliet
Linda Gibbs
Shelley Lobel
Lorrin Thompson
Daphane Brown

New Star
George Stanley – After Desire

Nightwood Editions
Renée Sarojini Saklikar – children of air india

Dundurn
Geoff Berner – Festival Man

Location: 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Time: Sunday Dec 15th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn more here

children of air india, book cover from Nightwood Editions

children of air india, forthcoming October 2013 from Nightwood Editions

readings:

July 31,  6pm, Poetry in the Park, Queen’s Park, New Westminster

August 17,  8pm , 2 Cities / 5 Poets, People’s Co-op Books, 1391 Commercial Drive

book cover children of air india