Nightwood poet Tim Bowling will celebrate the launch of his poetry collection, Tenderman, on Thursday, October 6 at the Ladner Pioneer Library in Delta, BC. This event is made possible in part by the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and admission is free.
Tim Bowling is an accomplished poet, having published numerous poetry collections as well as a work of non-fiction. He is the recipient of the Petra Kenney International Poetry Prize, the National Poetry Award, the Orillia International Poetry Prize, and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship. In Tenderman, his most recent poetry collection, Bowling’s verse is stunning in its haunting portrayal of West Coast imagery, depicting both natural beauty (“the Spanish silhouette/ crouched in warm salt dark”) and the grim realities of fishing (“The kicks and slaps of a hold of dying fish–/ hands in an auditorium”) with effortless grace.
After launching Tenderman in BC, Bowling will be reading at the Calgary Wordfest on October 12 and 14. He will read as part of the Writers and their Collections session on October 12 at 5pm, the Alberta (Un)Bound session on October 14 at 12pm, and at the Poetry Bash event on October 14 at 9:30pm.