Skip to content

Tonight at the Art Bar: Merle Nudleman Reading from True as Moonlight

True as MoonlightThis Tuesday, the Black Swan Tavern will be hosting another the latest installment of the At Bar reading series. The evening will feature readings by poets Julie Cameron Gray, David Clink and, of course, Guernica’s own Merle Nudleman.

Merle Nudelman is a writer, educator, and a former lawyer. To date, she has published four books of poetry with Guernica: Borrowed Light, The He We Knew, True as Moonlight, and We, the Women. Her first book, Borrowed Light, won the 2004 Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have garnered prizes both in Canada and in the United States and have appeared in various Canadian literary journals and anthologies including Poet to Poet (Guernica, 2012). In addition to writing poetry, Merle Nudleman also teaches poetry and memoir writing and also edits the literary journal Parchment.

True As Moonlight is her fourth collection. These lyrical narrative poems rejoice at the insights, emotions, and development of a newborn and her family over a brief period of years. Crafted with an artist’s eye and poet’s appreciation for the profound that nestles within the mundane, this collection shimmers with reverence and clarity. The trajectory of the poems shudders and shifts when the young girl’s father falls ill. With unflinching honesty and compassion, Nudelman gently unwraps luminous, triumphant moments in life’s circle of birth, growth, and mortality.

When: 8pm, Dec 9, 2014
Where: The Art Bar Poetry Series is now held in the second floor lounge of The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, just east of Broadview Subway Station.

For more information on the event, you can visit the site:

Posted in News, Poetry, Readings.

Tagged with , , , , , .