The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
57. The Poetry Bash
BILLY-RAY BELCOURT, KAYLA CZAGA, EVE JOSEPH, KAIE KELLOUGH, DEBORAH LANDAU, SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA
Moderator: Aislinn Hunter
A Festival favourite featuring electrifying performances from six acclaimed and inventive poets, including two winners of the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize.
We have two winners of Canada’s most prestigious poetry prize in this year’s Poetry Bash: Billy-Ray Belcourt, whose eviscerating work This Wound is a World mesmerized the country and made him the youngest-ever winner of the Griffin, alongside Eve Joseph, 2019 winner for Quarrels. They are joined by Kayla Czaga, reading from her new collection, Dunk Tank; sound performer Kaie Kellough sharing his inventive Magnetic Equator; The New Yorker contributor and celebrated political poet, Deborah Landau (Soft Targets); and Souvankham Thammavongsa (Cluster)—described as “one of the most striking voices to emerge in Canadian poetry in a generation.” They are hosted by poet and author Aislinn Hunter.
We are honoured to pay tribute to the late Patrick Lane within this event.
Generously sponsored by Maureen & Larry Lunn.
Friday, October 25 at 8:00pm
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St
$26 - Regular
$24 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)
(not including GST and $3.50 service charge per ticket)
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