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January 16, 2017 Soraya Peerbaye at Osgoode Hall, Toronto
January 26, 2017 Ronna Bloom & concetta principe at knifeforkbook, Toronto
March 2017 Craig Francis Power & Stan Dragland at The March Hare Festival, NL
Soraya Peerbaye, TELL: Poems For A Girlhood, Winner 2016 Trillium Book Award for Poetry, Finalist 2016 Griffin Poetry PrizeWednesday, May 25th, 2016
|Soraya Peerbaye, Toronto, Tell: poems for a girlhood, Pedlar Press
Reena Virk was a girl of South Asian descent who was murdered on November 14th, 1997, in Saanich, British Columbia. At least eight young people participated in the initial assault, while more looked on. Seven of her assailants were girls; five were white. Virk rose from that beating and walked north across a bridge toward home. Her drowned body was found in the Gorge Waterway. In Tell: poems for a girlhood, without a trace of sentimentality and with heart-wrenching courage, Soraya Peerbaye gathers evidence into an entire poetic vision of contemporary adolescent fury and angst.
|Soraya Peerbaye’s first collection of poetry, Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her poems have appeared in Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Women Poets, as well as the literary journals Other Voices, Prairie Fire and The New Quarterly; she has also contributed to the chapbook anthology Translating Horses. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Peerbaye lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.|
APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award
Sponsored by Friesens Corporation
Winter in Tilting: Slide Hauling in a Newfoundland Outport
by Robert Mellin
Presented annually during the Atlantic Book Awards to an Atlantic Canada publisher of the printed book which best exemplifies publishing activity in Atlantic Canada.
And the best news is: all these winning and nominated titles—Duke (Sara Tilley), Winter in Tilting (Robert Mellin), The Poison Colour (Maureen Hynes), Tell: poems for a girlhood (Soraya Peerbaye), Strangers & Others (Stan Dragland), Light (Souvankham Thammavongsa), The Outside World (Barry Dempster), Subduction Zone (Emily McGiffin), How You Were Born (Kate Cayley) — and all the other brilliant works by Pedlar authors CAN BE PURCHASED, CAN BE READ — at indies across Canada, at libraries to which you can walk from your house — for at least the next few weeks.
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