Caitlin Press, fairy tales, Fairy Tales for the Winter, feminist fairy tales, Kelowna Library, Kerry Gilbert, Little Red, Little Red Riding Hood, Mother Tongue Publishing, Okanagan writers, Ruth Daniell, The Brightest Thing
Adam Pottle, Folk Tale Type 425C, Grain - The Journal of Eclectic Writing, Grain Magazine, happily ever after, On Learning a Girlfriend Started Cutting Again, poems, poetry, prose poetry, Ruth Daniell, the fairy tale poetry manuscript, Winnie Truong
I’ve got two new poems in the newest issue of Grain: “Folk Tale Type 425C” and “On Learning a Girlfriend Started Cutting Again.” In very different ways, both poems explore the way that love, even good love, can fail to meet our expectations of “happily ever after.”
Both of these poems happen to be particularly dear to me, and I’m really happy to see them in their first home in Grain–a journal that seems especially generous towards work that veers out a little past the expected (I’m still grateful they published my seven-page-long mermaid poem a couple years ago). My thanks to current editor Adam Pottle for his support this time round. I encourage you all to check out the entire issue–it’s full of excellent writing, and I’m also very partial to Winnie Truong’s visual art, which is featured throughout the issue. (By happy coincidence, Winnie Truong was also the cover artist of another lit mag I’ve been published in–the first issue of Canthius!)
Boobs, Boobs book launch, Boobs: Women Explore What it Means to Have Breasts, book launch, Caitlin Press, Emily Davidson, Emily Wight, Heartwood Café, Heartwood Community Cafe, Kate Braid, Laura Ritland, Maggie Wojtarowicz, Plenitude Magazine, ROOM Magazine, Ruth Daniell, Sara Graefe, Sierra Skye Gemma, Taryn Hubbard, Vancouver, Vancouver literary event
Please RSVP to the Vancouver launch of Boobs here.
You’re invited to the launch of Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts at the Heartwood Community Cafe at 317 East Broadway, Vancouver. Join the editor—that’s me!—and many contributors for multiple readings of true stories and poetry. Books will be available for sale and signing. It’s going to be a really fun night. At the launch party, we’ll be joined by the good folks at Room, Canada’s oldest literary journal by and for women, and also Plenitude, Canada’s queer literary magazine. Such good company!
The event is being graciously hosted by Heartwood Community Cafe! Delicious snacks AND literature! What could be more fun on a Friday evening?
Given that space is limited, please RSVP for free admission. We are expecting a full house so RSVP soon!