Authors@Acadia presents Christine McNair
Authors@Acadia Presents Christine McNair
Friday, March 1 at 4:00 pm
Vaughan Memorial Library - Quiet Reading Room
Conflict interweaves ghosts, bad communication, the uncanny and the archival, to create a collection of poems
that breaks down remembrance into abandoned historic markers, jet fuel, keening, or teeth. What you are given (this is a gift) is an insistent refusal to silence or shift. In exchange, the reader faces the impossibility of erasure and a gritty resistance. Conflict swells with the fractures and lacings in language, motion, architecture, and emotion; between individuals, systems, and
Christine McNair is an Acadia English graduate--let's celebrate her first poetry book!
Christine McNair’s work has appeared in sundry literary journals including CV2, The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, Arc, Descant, and Poetry is Dead. She won second prize in the Atlantic Canadian Writing Competition, an honourable mention in the Eden Mills Literary Competition, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She is one of the hosts of CKCU’s Literary Landscapes program and works as a book conservator in Ottawa. Conflict is her first book.