Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier will read from her latest book

book cover of the book Small Mechanics by Lorna Crozier

Lorna Crozier, winner of a Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, will read from her most recent collection of poems, Small Mechanics, at York next Tuesday.

 Lorna CrozierThe reading will take place Oct. 18, from 1 to 2:30pm, in the Founders Senior Common Room, 305 Founders College, Keele campus.

Right: Lorna Crozier

Small Mechanics (McClelland & Stewart), is billed as a rich and wide-ranging collection, a modern bestiary and a book of mourning, where the poems are both shadowed and illuminated by the passing of time and the fine-tuning of what a life becomes when parents and old friends are gone.

Crozier has read her poems on every continent, except Antarctica, and has even recited a poem for Queen Elizabeth II. Small Mechanics Book coverHer books have also won a Canadian Authors’ Association Award for Poetry and two Pat Lowther Awards. She has received two honorary doctorates for her contribution to Canadian literature and her poems have been translated into several languages.

A memoir, Small Beneath the Sky, was published by Greystone Books in 2009. Concurrently, a Spanish translation of her poems, La Perspectiva del Gato was published by Trilce Ediciones in Mexico City.

A Distinguished Professor at the University of Victoria, Crozier has published 24 poetry collections, including The Blue Hour of the Day: Selected Poems (McClelland & Stewart, 2007).

Above: Andreas Mendritzki’s film Fear of Snakes, based on Lorna Crozier’s poem of the same name from her collection, The Blue Hour of the Day, and narrated by Megan Hadley