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Henry Beissel Will be Launching Fugitive Horizons at the Ottawa Art Gallery on March 12th

Henry Beissel

Guernica author Henry Beissel will be launching his book of poems, Fugitive Horizons, at the Ottawa Art Gallery on March 12th. The launch will take place at 8 pm at 2 Daly Avenue. The launch will be hosted by the A B Series, an organization devoted to presenting global poetry, music, and innovative arts.

Fugitive Horizons is a collection of poems that take the reader on a mind-blowing journey across the known micro- and macrocosms to the extreme outer edges of space and time. They question the representations of our senses, and the counter-intuitive insights of modern science become reality. Capturing quantum physics and cosmic relativity in the intimacy of the sonnet form, Fugitive Horizons dynamically challenges the reader to reaffirm the human world in the face of the unknowable.

Fugitive Horizons was nominated for the Ottawa Book Award in Fiction, and has been described by Rob Thomas as both “challenging and sophisticated, sure, but the language is also playful, maybe even a touch goofy at times…Pick this book up if you enjoy discovery”.

Henry Beissel is an award-winning poet, playwright, essayist, translator and editor with more than thirty publications to his credit, including twenty volumes of poetry. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. His first book of poetry was New Wings for Icarus, the very first book published by Coach House Press in 1966. His most recent collection is Seasons of Blood, published in 2011 by BuschekBooks. He lives in Ottawa with his wife, artist Arlette Francière.

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