Poet, English professor and explorer Jay Ruzesky sets out on a BC book tour this week, sharing tales from his new travel memoir, In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage. Don’t miss this chance to explore the wilderness of the Antarctic through Jay’s animated readings and slideshow.
Ruzesky became motivated by the approaching centennial of Amundsen’s South Pole accomplishment to pursue his own quest to Antarctica—not only as a following of Amundsen’s footsteps, but also a pilgrimage to a near-mythical place where heroes were made and died. In the tradition of Bruce Chatwin and with a poet’s heart, Ruzesky offers a historically accurate tale while traversing both time and place—paralleling a century of explorers’ dreams from Pole to Pole with stops in Canada, Norway, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Antarctica.
Sandy Pool joins the festivities at the UBC English Graduate Dept’s 2013 Endnotes Creative Night on May 10th at 5 pm. The celebration will feature poetry, fiction & performances, as well as a keynote by Larissa Lai.
There will be food available for purchase and a cash bar running throughout the night.
Location: Penthouse, Thea Koerner House @ UBC (6371 Crescent Road, Vancouver)
Date & Time: Friday, May 10th. Doors open at 5 pm.
Tickets: $5 for the general public.
Sandy will be reading from her latest collection, Undark: An Oratorio, her highly anticipated second book of poems. Undark is equal parts dramatic elegy and poetic inquisition written in seven distinct voices. Drawing from the historical record of the ‘radium women’ and other instances of historical erasure, the work urges us to engage deeply with questions of time and women’s history.