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Remind Me

An Evening with Sina Queyras

Monday Nov 13 2017 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

In conversation with Lori Cayer and signing My Ariel (Coach House Books).

Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Fall Literary Series.

My Ariel is a poem-by-poem engagement with Sylvia Plath’s Ariel and the towering mythology surrounding it.

Where were you when you first read Ariel? Who were you? What has changed in your life? In the lives of women? In My Ariel, Sina Queyras barges into one of the iconic texts of the twentieth century, with her own family baggage in tow, exploring and exploding the cultural norms, forms, and procedures that frame and contain the lives of women.

Sina Queyras is the author of the poetry collections, MxT, Expressway and Lemon Hound. Her work has been nominated for a Governor General’s Award, and won The Friends of Poetry Award from Poetry Magazine, The AM Klein Award for Poetry, a Lambda, the Pat Lowther Award, a Pushcart Prize and Gold in the National Magazine Award. Her first novel, Autobiography of Childhood was nominated for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. In 2005 she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets, for Persea Books. She is founding editor of Lemon Hound. She has taught creative writing at Rutgers, Haverford and Concordia University in Montreal where she currently resides.

Lori CayerHost Lori Cayer is the author of three award-winning books of poetry: Attenuations of Force (a finalist for the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/Prix Lansdowne de poésie), Stealing Mercury (recipient of the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book in Manitoba and a finalist for the 2004 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award), and Dopamine Blunder. In 2005 Lori was awarded the 2005 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. By day Lori is a virtual editorial assistant for two scientific research journals.

See:

My Ariel

- Trade paperback

by Sina Queyras - $19.95 - Add to Cart

A poem-by-poem engagement with Sylvia Plath's Ariel and the towering mythology surrounding it. When I am a bitch I feel in such good company. Nice girls never gave me anything but trouble, Eating the ground out from under me, then waving As I fall. Pity one has to die to see how liberating Bad can be. But what news had I of my own self? Words landed like razors, hours tinkled, suitors arrived. Listen, you'll think otherwise, but I tell you, betrayal Is your Get Out of Jail Free card. Take it, Don't look back. Of course you will. Look back. We always do, we who adore the muscle Of our cashmere cells, a cock that makes Our knees weak. Darlings, don't be sweet, Or serviceable. Don't accommodate, Write in blood or don't bother ... Where were you when you first read Ariel? Who were you? What has changed in your life? In the lives of women? In My Ariel, Sina Queyras barges into one of the iconic texts of the twentieth century, with her own family baggage in tow, exploring and exploding the cultural norms, forms, and procedures that frame and contain the lives of women.