Open Word: Readings and Ideas, Sue Sinclair Reading
Tuesday January 20, 7:30 pm
Open Word: Readings and Ideas, Open Space's downtown literary series, features Toronto poet Sue Sinclair reading from her new collection Breaker (Brick 2008).
Sinclair will present two public readings in Victoria:
Tuesday, January 20 at 7:30pm at Open Space. Following the reading, Victoria poet Steven Price will interview Sinclair.
Wednesday, January 21 at the University of Victoria Sue Sinclair will read at 10am in Clearihue Building, Room A306.
This is a free event.
Sue Sinclair has been described as the direct inheritor of the great early 20th century German poet Rainer Maria Rilke: she possesses intense lyrical vision, steeped in wonder at the existence of the world, and a kind of grief at our inability to lose ourselves in it completely. Her perception is acutely focused and rigorous; and she is acutely self-aware. She is not afraid of words like "beauty" or "being," yet, because of the intensity of her vision, she never uses them as clichés.
Sue Sinclair has written three previous books of poetry, Secrets of Weather & Hope, Mortal Arguments, and The Drunken Lovely Bird. Her work has been nominated for awards including the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Awards and the Atlantic Book Prize for Poetry. Secrets of Weather & Hope was a Globe 100 title. Sinclair studies philosophy at the University of Toronto.
Open Word: Readings and Ideas is organized in partnership with the Writing Department at the University of Victoria and sponsored by The Canada Council for the Arts.