• Event Details:

  • Sunday April 22, 2018
  • 6:00 p.m. / Doors @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Yellowhead Brewery
    10229 - 105 Street
    Edmonton[Map to venue]
  • Free event

Crow Said Poetry Launch

  • Event Details:

  • Sunday April 22, 2018
  • 6:00 p.m. / Doors @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Yellowhead Brewery
    10229 - 105 Street
    Edmonton[Map to venue]
  • Free event

Join NeWest Press as they launch Crow Said Poetry!

To celebrate, they will be showcasing the poetry publication history of NeWest Press, with local poets reading selections from their back catalogue, as well as launching the new series and its first two books, with readings by Kayla Geitzler and David Martin.

To honour NeWest Press’ 40th anniversary, they’ve inaugurated a new poetry series to go alongside our Nunatak First Fiction, Prairie Play, and Writer as Critic series: Crow Said Poetry. Crow Said is named in honour of Robert Kroetsch’s foundational 1977 novel What The Crow Said. The series aims to shed light on places and people outside of the literary mainstream. It is their intention that the poets featured in this series will continue Robert Kroetsch’s literary tradition of innovation, interrogation, and generosity of spirit.

The first two books in the series will arrive this April. Kayla Geitzler’s That Light Feeling Under Your Feet turns a poetic eye to the lives of cruise ship workers. David Martin’s Tar Swan is a mythical look at the history of the Alberta tar sands. Both these books exemplify the mandate of Crow Said, and they are proud to be putting them in readers’ hands.

Performers

  • Kayla Geitzler

    Kayla Geitzler has lived in New Brunswick most of her life, holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick, and currently lives in Moncton, NB. That Light Feeling Under Your Feet is her first book.

  • David Martin

    David Martin was born and raised in Calgary. His poetry has been awarded the CBC poetry prize and has been shortlisted for the Vallum Award for Poetry and PRISM international’s poetry contest. Tar Swan is his first book.

Artists Appearing

Various artists