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Lt. Governorís Poetry Month Event to feature Krause, Rowley and Wilson

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Filed under: Events, Readings

Established in Canada in April 1998 by the League of Canadian Poets (LCP), National Poetry Month (NPM) brings together schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, and poets from across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canada's culture.

In Saskatchewan the Lieutenant Governor’s office and the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild present Poetry Month event at Government House on Wednesday, April 16, at 7pm

This year the Poetry Month reading at Government House will feature readings by Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate and Hagios author, Judith Krause, and two finalists for the 2014 Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award: Paul Wilson, author of The Invisible Library (Hagios Press) and Mari-Lou Rowley, author of Unus Mundus (Anvil Press).

Hosted by Lieutenant Governor, Vaughn Solomon Schofield, the Poetry Month Reading is one of the most anticipated events on the literary calendar.

The purpose of events presented across Canada during National Poetry Month is to celebrate poetry, writing, small presses and the contribution of poets and all writers to the cultural life in our communities.

Featured Authors:

Judith Krause is a Regina poet, editor and educator whose publications include four books of poetry and a collaborative chapbook. She was recently appointed as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate. A fifth collection Homage to Happiness is slated for publication in the fall of 2014 from Hagios Press. Her work has appeared online or in print in Canada, the US and in Ireland. She has given readings from her work across Western Canada and in the US.

Paul Wilson is the author of five books including, Dreaming My Father's Body, a finalist for the City of Regina Book Award; and The Long Landscape, a finalist for the Saskatchewan Book of the Year and Poetry Award and winner of the City of Regina Book Award fifth collection, The Invisible Library is a finalist for three Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2014. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Mari-Lou Rowley has published nine collections of poetry, most recently Suicide Psalms (Anvil Press), which was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award, and Transforium (JackPine Press) in collaboration with visual artist Tammy Lu. Unus Mundus was awarded second prize in the 2012 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award.

For more information on National Poetry Month:

URL: poets.ca/programs-2/national-poetry-month/

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