news | Monday December 4, 2017

Daphne Marlatt’s collected earlier poems have come ashore

Many thanks to the approximately 70 guests who joined us last week in Vancouver for the launch of Daphne Marlatt’s volume of collected earlier poems, Intertidal – the definitive oeuvre of Daphne Marlatt’s poetry exploring the city, feminism, and the environment.

Editor Susan Holbrook was a special guest (all the way from Ontario!), and she gave wonderful commentary on the process of publication – more of which can be found in her illuminating introduction in the book. The audience was then treated to a number of delightful readings of a cross-section of Marlatt’s works by an impressive roster of fellow poets: Fred Wah, Rita Wong, Roy Miki, Colin Browne, and Elee Kaljii Gardiner.

Intertidal ($49.95) is now available for purchase from Talonbooks. Is it, perhaps, the perfect gift for the lover of Canadian poetry on your list? Something to consider …