Digital Doors Open at 1:55, Event Starts at 2PM
Join us for In/Verse on Saturday, December 11 at 1:55 pm by registering here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and a Zoom link for the event will be sent to you. When it’s time for the event you can click on the Zoom link to join the event.
Essential Tremor, released by Caitlin Press in April 2021, is Barbara Nickel’s third collection of poetry. Her first collection, The Gladys Elegies, won the Pat Lowther Award and her second, Domain, was a Quill & Quire Best Book of the Year. Her work has appeared in many publications including The Walrus, Poetry Ireland Review, and most recently in the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2021, and is featured on the BC Transit system as part of the 2021-2022 Poetry in Transit. Nickel is also an author of books for young people, one of which won a BC Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year. Barbara lives and writes in Yarrow, B.C., on the Stó:lo territory of the Pilalt and Ts’elxwéyeqw.
Dallas Hunt is Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty Eight territory in northern Alberta. He has had creative works published in Contemporary Verse 2, Prairie Fire, PRISM international and Arc Poetry. His first children’s book, Awâsis and the World-famous Bannock, was published through Highwater Press in 2018. His new book, CREELAND, is out through Nightwood Editions. Hunt is an assistant professor of Indigenous literatures at the University of British Columbia.
Vancouver native Diane Tucker has published a young adult novel and four books of poems, most recently Nostalgia for Moving Parts (Turnstone Press, 2021). Her play about poet Christina Rossetti was produced by Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre in 2013. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and in more than seventy journals in Canada and abroad. She lives once again in beloved East Van.
Susan Alexander is the author of two collections of poems, The Dance Floor Tilts and Nothing You Can Carry and a former journalist. Her work has won multiple awards, including the Mitchell Prize for Faith and Poetry in 2019. Susan’s poems appear in anthologies and literary magazines in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., have ridden Vancouver buses as part of Poetry in Transit and even shown up in the woods around Whistler. She lives on Nexwlélexm/Bowen Island, the traditional territory of the Squamish people.