Poetry the focus of a new series presented by Founders College

Priscila Uppal, professor of humanities at York University, will be reading from a number of her works of poetry today. The reading will take place from 2:30 to 5pm, in the Senior Common Room, 305 Founders College, on York’s Keele campus. Uppal’s presentation kicks off the Living Poets Society Readings, a new series that offers readings by published and unpublished poets and is presented by Founders College.

Right: Priscila Uppal

Uppal is a poet and fiction writer born in Ottawa and currently living in Toronto. She holds a PhD in English Literature from York University and has published widely in the areas of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Her books of poetry include: Ontological Necessities (2006); Live Coverage (2003); Pretending to Die (2002); Confessions of a Fertility Expert (1999); and, How to Draw Blood From a Stone (1998). Her novel The Divine Economy of Salvation (2002) was published to national and international acclaim in Canada, the US, Greece, and the Netherlands.

The event is free and open to all members of the York community. It is hosted by Mauro Buccheri, master of Founders College, and co-hosted and organized by Paul Stanley and Michael Legris of the York University Bookstore.

Four additional readings will take place every other Wednesday at the same location and time. The next reading is on Feb. 7.

For more information, visit the York University Bookstore Web site.