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Thicket – Melanie Janisse-Barlow
October 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for the launch of Melanie Janisse-Barlow’s second book of poetry, “Thicket.”
Melanie Janisse-Barlow’s second book of poetry, Thicket, is a treatise on risk and the uncertainties of language in the modern world. In poems that gather and collect force page after page, Thicket negotiates humankind’s overwhelming desire to communicate, and the discomfort that comes with the process of entanglement/disentanglement. When Janisse-Barlow writes of a “thousand awkward conversations,” she’s working away at the knots of language, unraveling and recombining the threads to create self-styled lyric essays. Thicket is a linguistic tour de force.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melanie Janisse-Barlow is a poet and artist. Her collection of poetry, Orioles in the Oranges (Guernica, 2009), was listed for the Relit Award, and her essay poems Detroit were listed in Best American Essays (2013). She lives between her home in Windsor, Ontario and her wooden boat Kalinka in Toronto.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations.
The upstairs gallery at Massy Books is not accessible at this time.
Massy Books is easily accessible by transit! Close to the 22, 3, 8 and 19 bus lines at Main and Georgia/Gore and Georgia. There is metered street parking along Georgia, or lot parking at the Sun Wah Centre around the corner (268 Keefer)