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Wordfest presents Lorna Crozier

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT


Discover new poetry that is at once profound, original and lively, and yet so much fun! Hosted by Rosemary Griebel, this unforgettable evening with one of Canada’s most celebrated poets includes readings, an on-stage interview and audience Q&A, followed by a book signing.

The poet Lorna Crozier has always been brilliant at fusing the ordinary with the other-worldly in strange and surprising ways. Now, the Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author of Inventing the Hawk returns with God of Shadows, a wryly wise book that offers a polytheistic gallery of the gods we never knew existed and didn’t know we needed. To read these poems is to be ready to offer your own prayers to the god of shadows, the god of quirks, and the god of vacant houses. Sing new votive hymns to the gods of horses, birds, cats, rats, and insects. And give thanks at the altars of the gods of doubt, guilt, and forgetting. What life-affirming questions have these deities come to ask? Perhaps it is simply this: How can poems be at once so profound, original and lively, and also so much fun?


September 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
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Memorial Park Library
1221 - 2 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 Canada
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