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dee Hobsbawn-Smith Launching Among the Untamed (In Person + Streaming)

Thursday Apr 20 2023 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove & YouTube

Join author dee Hobsbawn-Smith as she discusses her latest poetry collection Among the Untamed (Frontenac House). This event will feature a reading, a conversation hosted by Kathleen Wall, and a book signing.

The event will be hosted live in the Travel Alcove, and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will remain available for viewing thereafter.  Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

About Among the Untamed:

By turns angry, powerful, visceral, and challenging, this modern re-imagining casts Joan of Arc as Jeanne Dark, a dark warrior-woman in a dark time. These linked and related lyrical poems, some intertextural, create an evocative narrative arc that rivals that of fiction. Her eloquent voice is at once harsh and musical, steadfast and brave, weaving metaphors of light and dark, hope and anger. This is a forthrightly feminist view of a broken world: in tough, tender lyrical language filled with imagery and magic, the protagonist explores sexual politics and misogyny, feminism and friendship, love, hate, gender identity, and how we make meaning of life.

dee Hobsbawn-Smith’s award-winning poetry, essays, and fiction is often influenced by her history as a chef, restaurateur, and Slow Food activist. She lives rurally west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in Treaty Six Territory. Her eighth book, Bread & Water: Essays, published by University of Regina Press, 2021, won the 2022 Saskatchewan Book Awards Nonfiction Award and was a finalist for the City of Saskatoon Award. Bread & Water also won Taste Canada’s 2022 Gold Medal Book Award in the Culinary Narratives category. Her novel, Danceland Diary, came out in fall 2022, published by Radiant Press. 

Kathleen Wall taught English for 37 years, first at the University of Manitoba and then at the University of Regina, winning the university’s teaching award in 2001. She has published one novel, Blue Duets, and three books of poetry, Visible Cities, Time’s Body, and Without Benefit of Words. She is currently working on two poetry manuscripts. Appointments with Memory examines memory in the 21st century and in one’s seventies. Nature’s Culture turns the lyric on its head by assuming nature has its own culture; three of these poems were longlisted for the CBC poetry prize in 2019.


Among the Untamed

- dee Hobsbawn-Smith

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By turns angry, powerful, visceral, evocative, and ultimately hopeful, this modern retelling of Joan of Arc in linked poems casts her as a prairie-born Jeanne Dark. In tough, tender lyrical language filled with imagery and magic, the protagonist explores sexual politics, feminism, gender identity, and how we make meaning of life.