Friday Mar 24 2017 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Winnipeg launch of Assdeep in Wonder (Anvil Press) featuring special guest Nathan Rogers.
This is a collection of heartbreaking and hilarious poems by “Canada’s answer to Billy Collins.” Raw and immediate, Gudgeon explores themes of addiction, sexuality, loss, love, and wonder in equal measures. In simple love poems like “Let’s start small, my darling,” everyday anthems like “Future Tops of America, and visionary dreams like “The Revelations of Donald Trump,” Gudgeon uncovers the poetry of the everyday world in a style that’s hypnotic and highly accessible. Gudgeon has contributed to dozens of periodicals – including Playboy, Mad, National Lampoon, Geist, Event and Malahat Review — and written twenty books, from critically acclaimed fiction like Song of Kosovo and Greetings from the Vodka Sea, to celebrated biographies of Stan Rogers and Milton Acorn, to a range of popular history on subjects as varied as sex, sexuality, fishing and lotteries.
Some say he was born into it, some that he was born with it, while others claim he has earned it. With one foot planted firmly in folk music’s traditional roots and the other stepping into its dynamic future, Nathan Rogers isn’t entirely sure what ‘it’ is; singer, songwriter, guitarist, throat singers, percussionist, revivalist, or innovator. Whatever it may be, “Nathan has the ability to turn the folk world on its ears.”