Sandy Pool‘s latest Trillium-nominated collection, Undark: An Oratorio, gets a thorough and insightful review on Open Book Toronto. Reviewer Alessandro Porco, delves into the historical, political, visual and structural substance of this collection, noting the complexity with which Pool approaches the compelling subject matter of the Radium Women of the early 1900s. The review concludes with this succinct endorsment: “Undark: An Oratorio is timely and thrilling”.
To read the entire Open Book review of Undark, click here.
Sandy will be reading from Undark on Monday, June 17 at 7 PM at the Trillium Finalist Reading Event at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Nightwood author John Barton joins the 9th Annual Sweetwater 905 Arts Festival set on the sprawling rural BC ranch of Emilie and Larry Mattson in Rolla, BC. Barton will read from his selected poems, For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin, on Saturday, June 15 in the Poets Hour at 5 PM. Other poets reading in this event are Jeanette Lynes and Barry McKinnon. For more Festival information, please visit their website.
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Mattson Ranch, Sweetwater Rd (at Rolla Rd), Rolla, BC
Celebrate with the Trillium Book Award finalists in T.O. Please join us the evening of June 17,2013 at a Public Authors Reading Event at the Toronto Reference Library. Nightwood poet Sandy Pool will be reading from her nominated collection, Undark and will be joined by several other shortlisted authors for Trillium Book Awards. There is no admission fee or rsvp required to attend–it is first come, first seated. Doors will open to the public at 6:30 pm, and the readings will commence at 7:00 pm. If you require further information, please contact email@example.com.
Date: Monday, June 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
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