Co-hosted by: Études anglaises at the Université de Montréal & the Canada Council for the Arts.
On January 19, 2018 at 7 p.m., you are invited to join 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Winner Liz Howard for a reading and conversation with Montréal writer and professor Gail Scott at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.
Liz Howard’s stunning debut poetry collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. Originally from Northern Ontario, Howard, who is of Anishinaabe descent, studied cognitive neuroscience at the University of Toronto. Her work sculpts a "vocabulary that is co-extensive with the tenacious landscape of the North and the deeply resistant jurisdiction of a female natural history. Shot through too with urban furor, forest, dioxin, tern, and sulphur are syllabic elements in a passionate argument for pleasure, where pleasure is one name for a principled refusal of the colonizing machinations of the current regime. Not afraid to draw limits that are both sonic and ethical, robust and delicate, Howard listens closely to the bodies of this thinking earth."(Lisa Robertson)