Book Launch - Alessandra Naccarato Reads Re-Origin of Species
|Organizer||Salt Spring Island Public Library|
|Date||Saturday October 19 - Tomorrow!|
|Event Length||1.5 hours|
Join us in the Program Room at the Library, for the Salt Spring Island launch of Re-Origin of Species (Book*hug Press), the debut poetry collection by CBC Poetry Prize/RBC Bronwen Wallace Award-Winner Alessandra Naccarato. Featured in the Globe & Mail, 49th Shelf, and CBC Books, this collection combines personal narrative and natural study to tell a story of adaptation and evolution.
Hosted by Robert Birch, this event will include readings from the collection, special guests, and an in-conversation with Alessandra Naccarato and Robert Birch.
About the Book
From hybrid bodies to shifting landscapes, Re-Origin of Species blurs the lines of the real.
These poems journey through illness and altered states to position disability and madness as evolutionary traits; skilled adaptations aligned with ecological change. A lyric contemplation of our relationship to the environment, this book looks at the interdependence of species. Weaving personal narratives with a study of the insect kingdom, it draws parallels between human illness, climate change, and the state of peril in the natural world.
About the Poet
Alessandra Naccarato is the recipient of the 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the winner of the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize. Currently based in Toronto, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and has toured nationally and internationally as a spoken word artist. Her debut poetry collection. Re-Origin of Species (Book*hug, 2019) combines personal narrative and natural study to tell a story of adaptation and evolution, and was featured in Fall Previews by CBC Books, 49th Parallel, and the Globe and Mail.
This is a free event, and all are welcome