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November Events for Sonia Di Placido and EXALTATION IN CADMIUM RED

Later this November is going to be an exciting time to come out and meet Sonia Di Placido and get your copy of the incredible Exaltation in Cadmium Red signed!

Sonia Di Placido is a writer, performer, and artist currently completing the Creative Writing, Optional Residency MFA Program, with the University of British Columbia. She is also a graduate of the Ryerson University Theatre School and holds an honours degree in Humanities from York University. She has worked as a Supernumerary with the Canadian Opera Company and is a member of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers. Sonia has published profile pieces, creative non-fiction, and poems in literary journals and anthologies.

Exaltation in Cadmium Red splatters and brushes in poems, both as a toxic, poisonous, metallic mix, and a rich, vibrant, powerful oil colour. Shades of cadmium red have persisted throughout history as the most exuberant in the oil-paint palette; the hues meant to be mixed with other oils in subtle, specific, and precise doses for greatest effect. This body of poems revels in this fanatical, fantastic colour to express the heights and depths of passion – engaging in meditations on prayer, spirituality, feminism, and the breadth of existence in a post-colonial, trans-national and transsexual age.


This November come meet this remarkable poet!

  • November 14th: Wordstage
  • November 18th: Plasticine
  • November 29th: Not So Nice

You can purchase Exaltation in Cadmium Red from,, or

Be sure to check out this fascinating and telling interview with Sonia by Grace O’Connel on OpenBookToronto.

Posted in Events, Poetry.