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Poetry with Maureen Hynes, Ruth Pierson, and Patria Rivera

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Friday, April 8, 2011 - 7:30pm


Collected Works Bookstore
1242 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 3A4


Enjoy poetry readings by three talented guests:

Maureen Hynes's Rough Skin (Wolsak & Wynn, 1994) won the League of Canadian Poets' Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in 1995. A past winner of the Petra Kenny Poetry Prize (London, England), she has work in Best Canadian Poems 2010, edited by Lorna Crozier. Maureen will be reading from her just-published Marrow, Willow (Pedlar Press, 2011).

Ruth Roach Pierson, after retiring from academe in 2001, published two books of poems with BuschekBooks of Ottawa: Where No Window Was (2002) and Aide-Memoire 2007). The latter was named a finalist for the 2008 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. Ruth will be reading from her most recent collection Contrary (Tightrope Books, 2011).

Patria Rivera's first poetry collection, Puti/White (2005), was shortlisted for the Canadian Trillium Book Award for Poetry in 2006. Her poetry has been anthologized in the Oxford University Press series, Perspectives on Ideology. She is also a co-recipient of the 2007 Filipino Global Literary Award for Poetry. Patria will be reading from her newest collection Be (Signature Editions, 2011).

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