Gaspereau Press, the pride of Kentville, Nova Scotia, has in recent years been reaching its hand-stitched, letter-pressed tentacles all the way out here to Vancouver.
Elena Johnson's Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra was published by Gaspereau in 2015, followed by my own The News last fall, and this spring Aislinn Hunter will be joining the list with her much-anticipated third poetry collection, Linger, Still.
Also caught in the Vancouver+Gaspereau Venn diagram is recent Griffin Prize winner Jane Munro, whose work as part of the Yoko's Dogs poetry collective was published in the Gaspereau chapbook Rhinoceros, and beyond poetry there's David Zieroth (the memoir The November Optimist) and Hunter again, with an essay in The Ragged Pen.
To celebrate Gaspereau's growing presence in the city, and the arrival of temporary-Vancouverite Erin Brubacher (whose debut collection, In the small hours was published by Gaspereau last Spring), four of us will be getting together to read and celebrate on January 28th at the Paper Hound Bookshop.
Consider it a warm-up act in advance of the arrival, a couple months later, of Aislinn Hunter's knockout* collection.
The details are in the poster above, but for the poster-phobic:
Four Gaspereau Poets
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
The Paper Hound Bookshop
344 West Pender St., Vancouver
Featuring: Erin Brubacher, Elena Johnson, Jane Munro and myself!
Free! And free wine and snacks!
Facebook Event Page
I hope to see you there!
*I published a suite of poems from the book in PRISM international when I was editor, and got to read a few excerpts. Trust me, it's gonna be good!