15/10/2014 Creative Writing Visiting Lecture Serie: Karen Solie and Sheri Benning

5.30pm - Room 407, Boyd Orr Building
(Reception @ 5pm, 4 University Gardens, first floor)

All welcome

Karen Solie was born in Moose Jaw in the province of Saskatchewan, and now lives in Toronto.  Her first publication, in 1995, was in a prestigious anthology, Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets. This was followed in 2001 by her first collection, Short Haul Engine, from Brick Books, awarded the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and shortlisted for three other prizes, including the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. In 2005 she published her second collection with Brick, Modern and Normal, which was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her third collection, Pigeon, published by Anansi in 2009, won her the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize, Pat Lowther Award and Trillium Book Award for Poetry.

Her new book The Living Option Selected Poems was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2013.

Sheri Benning has published two books of poetry in Canada, Thin Moon Psalm (Brick Books) andEarth After Rain (Thistledown Press). A collection of her new and selected work is forthcoming from Carcanet.


First published: 7 November 2014