Poet and critic Di Brandt will give a reading from her latest collection of essays tomorrow from 11.30am to 1pm in Room 305, Founders College (Founders Senior Common Room). The reading is presented by the Creative Writing Program, Department of English.
Right: Di Brandt
Brandt will read from her collectioni of creative essays, So this is the world & here I am in it (2007). Written over a period of 10 years, these essays circle around questions of exile and violence, eros and wildness, land and mentoring, home and language. They are experimental engagements with a lively array of personal and cultural memories, of places ranging from Winnipeg and Windsor to Berlin, Germany, of joyfully unruly characters in Canadian fiction, of the esoteric lives of Mennonites, honey-bees and twins.
Brandt has received numerous awards for her poetry, including the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry, the McNally Robinson Award and the Gerald Lampert Award and has been twice short- listed for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, as well as the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Trillium Award and the Griffin Prize. Brandt holds a Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at Brandon University, Manitoba. She has returned to her beloved home landscape after a decade away, during which time she lived in Edmonton, Toronto, Windsor and Berlin.
Hosted by poet and York education professor Rishma Dunlop, the reading is sponsored by Writers Without Borders and The League of Canadian Poets.
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.