Monday, February 11, 2008

Brick Books Update on Agnes Walsh's Tour

Coast to Coast to Coast: On the Road with Two Poets Laureate

Poets Laureate Agnes Walsh (St. John's, Newfoundland) and Lorri Neilsen Glenn (Halifax, Nova Scotia) started out in Edmonton (January 21) reading with Alice Major and Ted Blodgett, the city's first and current Poets Laureate respectively. From there the poets made their way to Yellowknife (January 23 & 24), Whitehorse (January 25 & 26), Salt Spring Island (January 29) to read with local poet Christine Smart, and Victoria (January 30) where they appeared with that city's Poet Laureate Carla Funk. They were very well received in all the cities and led a workshop in Yellowknife and Whitehorse as well as reading from their own work.

In March they are back on the road again with stops in Regina (March 5) and Saskatoon (March 6) where they will read with current Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Robert Currie as well as past Poets Laureate Glen Sorestad and Louise Halfe. In Toronto (March 10) Neilsen Glenn and Walsh will read with the city's current Poet Laureate Pier Giorgio Di Cicco and will be joined by Poets Laureate Liz Zetlin of Owen Sound and John B. Lee of Brantford. In Ottawa (March 11) the poets will read at the Tree Reading Series.


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.