Alison Calder -- Book LaunchTuesday May 02 2017 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Launch of Connectomics: Poems of the Brain (Iron Press).
Connectomics is the neuroscientific field concerned with mapping the brain. In Connectomics, Alison Calder muses on the possibility and implications of a transparent brain, focusing on the inextricable bonds between language, identity, and metaphor. Moving between the clinical precision of the lab and the jumble of lived experience, these poems turn the microscope upon the viewer and assert the importance of emotion in the face of a demand for scientific rationality.
Alison Calder’s first poetry collection, Wolf Tree, won two Manitoba book awards and was a finalist for two national awards. Her second collection, In the Tiger Park, was shortlisted for the Lansdowne Poetry Prize. She lives in Winnipeg, where she teaches Canadian literature and creative writing at the University of Manitoba.