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Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with a launch of five wonderful new poetry books? Join us as we celebrate new work, the warming weather and wonderful music in Kensington Market on April 29. Books will be available care of Ben McNally and special guest Joseph Maviglia will delight guests with a musical performance.

DATE: April 29, 2012
TIME: 3:30 – 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

The Bones of His Being by Sue Chenette
In unflinching lyrics, Chenette confronts her father’s depression and death. The poems are a journey through grief, both a search for the father she loved and a searching look into a father/daughter relationship.

Rooms the Wind Makes by James Deahl
This collection continues Deahl’s exploration of the natural world around him in language that is precise and startling, tinged with nostalgia but bravely facing the realities with an eye on the larger picture.

The Bread We Ate by Rina Ferrarelli
Ferrarelli puts into words her own struggles with displacement and loss, with the language and culture – misinterpretations and misidentification – but also those of the people who came before.

For the Maintenance of Landscape: Selected Poems by Mia Lecomte and translated by Johanna Bishop & Brenda Porster
Mia Lecomte is a quietly dazzling poet on her own terms. She is fed by multiple cultures, she is widely read, but her writing is unique and absolutely genuine.

Foreignbody by Catherine Lalonde and translated by Nora Alleyn
The woman in these poems speaks of the body. Hers is the story of a woman undone, who has willingly offered herself, abdicated utterly and been utterly defeated, as perhaps all women have dreamed of doing.

Acclaimed and innovative singer-songwriter Joseph Maviglia will be performing songs from his recently released CD Angel in the Rain, along with tunes from his 1994 CD Memory to Steel. His song Father, It’s Time appeared on the Juno Award-winning compilation CD The Gathering.

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