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Book Launch: The Fool by Jessie Jones
November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Like Anne Carson writing poetry in the style of the poet alchemist Arthur Rimbaud, Jessie Jones renders her reflections with acerbic brilliance. In her debut collection, she examines the sensual, cruel, pleasing, and depraved state of being human in the twenty-first century. All pro, she’s ready to stage a coup d’état.
We hope you will join us for a special evening of poetry and discussion with Jessie Jones, Kayla Czaga, and Michael Prior.
About the author:
Jessie Jones grew up on the Prairies, spent a decade on Vancouver Island, and now calls Montreal home. Her work has been shortlisted for the Malahat Review’s Open Season Poetry Award, Arc’s Poem of the Year contest, and PRISM International’s Poetry Contest. Her chapbook, Nix, was released in 2018 with Desert Pets Press. The Fool is her debut collection.
About the guests:
Kayla Czaga is the author of For Your Safety Please Hold On and Dunk Tank, which was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She lives in Victoria, B.C. and serves as the online poetry mentor for SFU’s The Writer’s Studio. You can read her work and learn more about her at kaylaczaga.com.
Michael Prior is the author of Burning Province (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) and Model Disciple (Véhicule Press, 2016), which was named one of the best books of the year by the CBC. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, Narrative Magazine, Poetry Daily, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day Series.