You are invited to come hear Guernica poet Sue Chenette, along with poets Rosemary Clewes, Erin Knight, Dilys Leman, Lisa Pasold, and Sheila Stewart, read from newly launched books The Bones of His Being, Once Houses Could Fly, Chaser, The Lunacy Commission, Any Bright Horse, and The Shape of a Throat.
When: Saturday June 23
Where: The back garden at Ruth Roach Pierson’s, 258 Indian Road, south of Bloor, north of Howard Park Avenue
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., readings at 3:00 p.m.
The Bones of His Being - In unflinching lyrics, Sue Chenette confronts her father’s depression and death. Probing memories, fingering mementos – a square nail, a sketch on a napkin – she examines them for what they may reveal of the father she was sure she knew, deepened, in death, into the mystery of his own being. The poems are a journey through grief, both a search for the father she loved and a searching look into a father/daughter relationship.