On Tuesday, May 12th, Lynda Monahan will be launching her new poetry collection Verge in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The event will take place at 7 PM at the McNally Robinson Booksellers, located at 3130 8th Street East.
Along with Monahan, the launch will feature special guest reader, dee Hobsbawn-Smith, who is the author of the short story collection What Can’t Be Undone.
Monahan’s collection, Verge, begins with a small fox waiting at the river’s edge, symbolizing a woman at a turning point in her life. The fox lopes through the poems, at first looking back on the “cold yesterday” of childhood, then travelling with the poet as she moves through various changes and losses in her life. The river holds the past and, in the end, the small fox and the woman find their way across, coming to a place of acceptance and peace.
Barry Dempster described Monahan’s poetry as: “truly lovely writing… cadenced and deeply expressive.”
A resident of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Lynda Monahan is the author of two collections of poetry, a slow dance in the flames and what my body knows. She facilitates a number of creative writing workshops and has been writer-in-residence at St. Peter’s College facilitated retreat and at Balfour Collegiate in Regina. She is writer-in-residence at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert.
For more information about the event, visit the McNally Robinson website: http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-13907/Lynda-Monahan—–Book-Launch#.VUDkpqZpukg
To read more about Lynda Monahan and her work, visit the Guernica Editions website: http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550719635