Tuesday, November 25

Catherine Graham + S. Thammavongsa

Catherine Graham

Acclaimed author of five books of poetry, including Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects

Catherine Graham is the author of five poetry collections including the recently published, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects (Wolsak & Wynn, 2013) and the acclaimed trilogy, Pupa, The Red Element and Winterkill (Insomniac Press). Recent work has appeared in Poetry Daily, The Malahat Review, Crannóg Magazine (Ireland), Eyewear (UK), Descant Magazine, The Puritan, The Toronto Review of Books, Taddle Creek, The Rusty Toque, Prairie Fire and Room Magazine. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies where she won an Excellence In Teaching Award.

 

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Souvankham Thammavongsa

Author of Light, winner of the 2014 Trillium Book Award for Poetry

Souvankham Thammavongsa was born in Nong Khai, Thailand, in 1978. She is the author of three poetry books, Small Arguments (Pedlar, 2003), Found (Pedlar, 2007), which was made into a short film of the same name by filmmaker Paramita Nath and screened at festivals worldwide, and most recently, Light, winner of the CBC Bookie for Best Canadian Poetry Book of 2013. In 2004, Small Arguments won the ReLit Award for Poetry. Her exquisite work has been championed by Canadian poets Anne Michaels, Dionne Brand and Michael Ondaatje. She was named Best Beloved Canadian Poet by readers of the literary periodical The New Quarterly.

 

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