Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Julie Roorda, along with poets Rafi Aaron and Christina Foisy, will be reading at the Art Bar. The Art Bar is held in the second floor lounge of The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue. The reading begins at 8pm and all are welcome.
Julie Roorda is the author of three volumes of poetry Eleventh Toe (2001), Courage Underground (2006) and Floating Bodies (2010), and a collection of short stories Naked in the Sanctuary (2004) all published by Guernica Editions. Her novel for young adults Wings of a Bee was published by Sumach Press in 2007.
Her Latest collection, Floating Bodies, contains poems that are at once macabre and ecstatic, probing the body by means of metaphysics and transcendence through pure sensuality. They describe the disintegration of story that occurs in the face of false love or faith, revealing the ironies, the non sequiturs, the sacrifice. Witty and bereaved, Floating Bodies offers a complex interweave of intimate and public moments, turning again and again on the same question: can suffering be said to have meaning?
For more information about the reading series, you can visit the Art Bar website at: http://www.artbar.org/
To purchase your copy of Floating Bodies, you can visit the Guernica Editions website at: http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550713213