Friends and fellow poetry lovers, please consider coming out to the Icehouse and Friends' launch of Emily Nilson's Otolith and Allison LaSorda's Stray. There will be poetry. There will be laughter and reflection. There will be erudite and talented friends participating in the celebration. And, yes, unless the PA system fails, there will be dancing. I do hope you can make it. This season's cast of icehouse and friends:
Allison LaSorda lives in Toronto. A recipient of scholarships from the Banff Centre and the Vermont Studio Center, she holds an MFA from the University of Guelph. Her work has appeared in Pank, PRISM international, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Fiddlehead, and others. Stray is her first collection.
Emily Nilson was born and raised in Vancouver. She has published poems in PRISM international, Lake, and the Goose, and in a chapbook entitled Place, No Manual. Nilson was a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2015. She currently lives in Nelson, British Columbia.
Emma Healey's first book, Begin With the End in Mind, was published by ARP Books in 2012. Her work has been published in places like the LA Review of Books, the FADER, the Hairpin, the Walrus, Canadian Art and more.
Phoebe Wang is a poet and educator based in Toronto. Her debut collection of poetry, Admission Requirements, appeared with McClelland and Stewart this spring. In 2015, she was the winner of the Prism International Poetry contest. Her work as appeared in The Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve and THIS Magazine. She works at Seneca College.
Books will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!