Photo by Shawna Lemay (c)

Tonight, Thursday April 17, 2014, Longtime friend of the Edmonton Poetry Festival Shawna Lemay launches her latest collection of poems and poem-essays, the exquisitely titled Asking. (Audrey’s Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton. 7:00pm) For the benefit of those who don’t follow Shawna, we’d recommend checking her website, perusing her beautiful blog of poetry and photography, and her excellent magazine-style project, Canadian Poetries, which features reviews, interviews, and essays.

On top of all that, she’s a helluva photographer – here is her Flickr collection. So many beautiful shots! Ah, to have eyes like that.

Cancel your unimportant Thursday plans and join Shawna down at Audrey’s for the launch of her new collection, Asking.

The photograph is © Shawna Lemay.