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Sharanpal Ruprai -- Book Launch

Friday May 10 2019 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Launch of Pressure Cooker Love Bomb (Frontenac House). Sharanpal will share the stage with emerging writers from the BIPOC workshops that were sponsored by CV2 / IWGS / QTPOC that was held over the winter. Featured readers will be dione haynes, Christina Hajjar, melannie monocerosQueen Tite, and Chimwemwe Undi

Poems masquerading as recipes, poems masquerading as survival guides, poems simmered in love, Pressure Cooker Love Bomb is a humorous collection of poems. Ruprai’s second collection is infused with intense sexuality, racial tensions, and questions of gender conformity. With various textures of poems, the collection reads as woman of colour’s manifesto with instructions.

Sharanpal Ruprai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Sharanpal Ruprai’s début poetry collection, Seva, was a finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry by the Alberta Literary Awards. Her poetry is featured in a number of anthologies: GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Time, The Calgary Renaissance, Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets, and Exposed. Pressure Cooker Love Bomb is her second collection of poetry.

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Pressure Cooker Love Bomb

- by Sharanpal Ruprai

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Poems masquerading as recipes, poems masquerading as survival guides, poems simmered in love, Pressure Cooker Love Bomb is a humorous collection of poems. Ruprai's second collection is infused with intense sexuality, racial tensions, and questions of gender conformity. With various textures of poems, the collection reads as woman of colour's manifesto with instructions.