Alison Calder launches In the Tiger Park
English prof Alison Calder’s poetry is known for shining the light of the poet’s curiosity on all manner of “natural occurrences,” which nevertheless stand out. Her new book of poetry, In the Tiger Park, is about what exists at the edges of human experience, what’s out there but is largely unseen by the average human. It’s about ghosts, how these things operate as ghosts to us now, in this age — things that might have, in another age, occupied a more central place in our lives.
Alison Calder’s first poetry collection, Wolf Tree, won two Manitoba Book Awards and was a finalist for both the Gerald Lampert Award and the Pat Lowther Award for Canadian poetry. Her poetry has been published in journals and anthologies, most notably in Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets and Exposed, and has twice circulated on Winnipeg city buses.
Born in England, Calder grew up in Saskatoon and now lives in Winnipeg, where she teaches Canadian Literature and creative writing at the University of Manitoba.
Monday April 21, 2014 (TONIGHT!)
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Seating is limited – call 204-975-2659 to reserve a table