We hope you’ll join us for the launch of local Montreal author and literary critic Sina Queyras‘s hotly anticipated new poetry collection, MxT. It’s one of the most talked about Canadian poetry collections — with it’s unorthodox look at grief — hitting bookstores this spring, and a few other Montreal authors will be joining Queyras to help her launch the book in her hometown
‘Poetry succeeds where science fails to measure grief in this brilliant new collection by the esteemed Queyras.’ – Publishers Weekly
Queyras has been called one of the most direct and confrontational poetry critics Canada has by the Quill & Quire. And with her site Lemon Hound, she ‘has provided a venue for voices – both experimental and traditional – that have frequently been marginalized by more mainstream or established publications.’ On Wednesday, March 26, she launches a new collection of her own poetry at a special event at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard O.).
Queyras will read from her new book, MxT, and be joined by two fellow poets: Emma Healey (Verses Festival of Words) and Katia Grubisic (Davie Street Translations) will all read alongside Queyras.
Following the reading, Queyras will answer audience questions and sign books. Light refreshments will be served.
Montreal Launch of Sina Queyras’s MxT
with readings by Queyras, Katia Grubisic and Emma Healey
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O.
7 p.m., free
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/651137281590784/
MxT, or ‘Memory x Time,’ is one of the formulas Queyras posits as a way to measure grief in her new book. Her poems mourn the dead by turning memories over and over like an old coin, by invoking other poets, by appropriating the language of technology, of instruction, of diagram, of electrical engineering, and of elegy itself. Devastating, cheeky, allusive, hallucinatory: MxT, published by Coach House Books, is Queyras at her most powerful.