Tuesday Oct. 8, 3:30 pm Vaughan Library Quiet Reading Room PoetsCarmelita McGrath & Lynn Davies
Carmelita McGrath’s Escape Velocity culls overlooked fragments from our domestic lives and ferries them on unpredictable journeys. From the elegiac, to the playful, to the meditative, McGrath effortlessly shifts from a natural refinement to a near breathless elegance.
In How the Gods Pour Tea, Davies’s powerful imagination blends observation and fancy, passion and playfulness, producing strikingly fresh metaphors. Squirrels paddle away on twig-rafts; giant horses take to the sky. Some poems give simple weight to the details of everyday life; others evoke an imaginative world inhabited by giant beavers, elf-thugs, and the great caw-dragon.
Thanks to Canada Council Funding