Thursday, January 03, 2008

On the Road Again

Poets laureate hit the road
The Chronicle Herald


LONDON, Ont. — Halifax’s poet laureate Lorri Nelsen Glenn, along with Agnes Walsh, poet laureate of St. John’s, will embark on a cross-country tour.

In a media release, Brick Books, a Canadian poetry publisher, announced the tour will take place in January and March.

While on tour, the two poets will read from their poetry collections, lead writing workshops, and team up with poets laureate in other cities.

They will travel to Edmonton, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Salt Spring Island, B.C., Victoria, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto and Ottawa.

Glenn is the author of the poetry book Combustion and was appointed laureate for Halifax for 2005-2009.

Walsh is the author of Going Around with Bachelors and in 2006 she was named the inaugural St. John’s laureate for a four-year term.

For more information, visit the Brick site.

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Going Around with Bachelors by Agnes Walsh, published by Brick Books, is available as a digital download on the Rattling Books website (the print version can be found on Brick's website). Agnes Walsh's first poetry collection, In the Old Country of My Heart, is available as an audio book from Rattling Books.