Thursday Sep 18 2014 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Launch of Magpie Days (Turnstone Press).
Clever and persistent, Magpie Days, the debut poetry collection from Brenda Sciberras, picks through the baubles and trinkets of the everyday. Like the black and white plumage of the magpie, Sciberras’s poems balance the exquisite tension between joy and misery. Evoking life-defining events from the remembrance of a first bicycle to the loss of a close friend, these poems acknowledge pleasure and pain as necessary to life in this remarkable debut.
Brenda Sciberras is a Winnipeg writer whose poetry has appeared in several Canadian literary magazines, as well the anthology A/Cross Sections: New Manitoba Writing. Her work is also featured in the anthology I Found It at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems. She holds a BA from the University of Manitoba and divides her time between working full time in a library, singing in the Spirit’s Call Choir, writing, and her family. Magpie Days is her first book.