22 April 2015

Launching two new books: A Hamburger in a Gallery and My Planet of Kites

So much has been happening. I will try to catch up in small bursts. I have three new books out this season.

I'm on the train to Montreal now, where I'll be launching my new book of poetry, A Hamburger in a Gallery, from DC Books' Punchy Poetry imprint, tomorrow night.

The launch takes place on April 23 at 7:30 pm at Le Petit Salon, Hotel 10, 10 Sherbrooke Ouest. Admission is free!

This is my oddest book of poetry yet and, making it more unusual, it contains a 50-page interview with me by my brilliant editor, Jason Camlot. We sat down to do the interview last December in Montreal and Jason said: “OK, I’m going to ask you really stupid questions and you answer them straight.” The results are pretty neat. I’m very proud of this book.

A couple of weeks ago I was in Montreal, too, with the Mansfield Press spring poetry launch, to celebrate my co-translation of Montreal poet Marie-Ève Comtois' second poetry collection, Je Te Trouve Belle Mon Homme. That title was impossible to migrate into English, so the book is called My Planet of Kites. I translated the book with my friend Michelle Winters, who is a great fiction writer and a professional translator. In Montreal, Marie-Ève and I read about seven poems: she read in French first, then I read the translations. It was pretty thrilling.

I think this will be the first of many translations for me.

My third new book, Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer, will be launched in Vancouver in late May. I'll have Toronto and Cobourg launches as well, and maybe some other places.

Over and out.


At April 23, 2015 8:22 am , Blogger Susan Walker said...

What a great idea: include an interview with the author in your poetry book. I want to read it. Susan


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