tend Book Launch
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Join us to celebrate the launch of Kate Hargreaves’s new poetry collection, tend! With guest readers Skylar Kay and Amilcar Nogueira, and host Nicole Markotic.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
6: 30 pm ET
Craft Heads Brewery Patio
89 University Ave W, Windsor, ON
Free to attend. All are welcome.
Whiskyjack Boutique will be there selling books.
Praise for tend:
“These poems are an elegant romp through tangled city gardens and teeming waste bins of memory and human consciousness. The domestic realm is a wilderness, a trash heap, a broken string of pearls. All at once, this beautiful book is the milky crystal on the green chain, the broken eggshell in your compost, the lost slipper through a rotten board. tend takes your hand.” —Shannon Bramer, author of Precious Energy
“tend is a master class in poetic restraint. Hargreaves’ brilliance lies in her ability to cleave poems to their core, to ‘strip words/like veins from a leg/or bones from a fish.’ She is ruthless in her delivery—stacks lines together like kindling for a fire, drops a lit match and walks away, leaving the reader to smoulder.” —Adrienne Gruber, author of Q & A
Kate Hargreaves is the author of the poetry collection, Leak, as well as Jammer Star, a roller derby novel for young readers, and Talking Derby, a book of prose vignettes. She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, where she received the Governor General’s Gold Medal in Graduate Studies. Her work has appeared in literary journals across Canada, the US, and the UK. As a book designer for numerous Canadian presses, Hargreaves has received honours from the Alcuin Society for Excellence in Book Design, the CBC Bookie Awards, and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. She grew up in Amherstburg, Ontario, and lives and works in Windsor.
Skylar Kay is an Albertan poet currently living in Windsor. Her poetry explores how surrounding environments reflect and mirror human experiences, especially her experiences as a queer transgender woman. Her debut collection, Transcribing Moonlight, released with Frontenac House in April 2022.
Amilcar John Nogueira is a writer and settler from Windsor, Ontario. They received their M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor. Their first chapbook, Ere, was released in August 2022 with Collusion Books. They work has also been published by Antilang., the temz review, and more.
Nicole Markotić is a novelist, critic, and poet. Her most recent poetry book, After Beowulf, takes on that iconic literary hero in fun, funky, and freak-loving ways. She has published five poetry books and three novels (one YA), edits the chapbook series, Wrinkle Press, has worked as a freelance editor, and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.