Join Montreal poet Darren Bifford, author of Wedding in Fire Country and contributor to Lyric Ecology (Cormorant) for a reading at University of King’s College. This event is co-hosted by the Haliburton Society and the King’s Co-op Bookstore.
7 to 8 PM, Friday, March 22. FREE admission; books available for purchase.
Frazee Room, New Academic Building, University of King’s College (6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS)
An otherworldly uncanniness haunts the margins of Darren Bifford’s debut collection, Wedding in Fire Country. Bifford is exceptionally adept at capturing the beauty of the mundane, and his poetry offers an insightful meditation on the meaning of the individual journey within larger political and geographical spheres. However, these familiar scenes are shot through with darker moments of raw violence and fear, as wolves wander the landscape of young adulthood and disaster taps at the windows of domestic spaces.