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Alden Nowlan: A Victoria Celebration

October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In 2017, Goose Lane Editions/icehouse poetry published the long-awaited Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan, the first-ever gathering between two covers of the complete chapbooks & full-length collections by one of Canada’s most beloved poets. Nowlan (1933-1983), says singer-songwriter Al Tuck, “reminds us our English is good. Our cold winter-tempered Irish English, modern, spare, and mythological. These poems are enough to make you want to put your guitar down.” Readers of poetry agree; the Collected sold so well in its first months that it recently went into a second printing.

Come celebrate with us at a once-in-a-lifetime reading from this book, in the voices of over twenty poets from Vancouver Island & nearby, including Nicholas Bradley, Lorna Crozier, Eve Joseph, Terence Young, Iain Higgins, Don Van Wart, Eric Miller, Richard Olafson, Arleen Pare, Linda Rogers, Garth Martens, Sonnet L’Abbe, Jan Zwicky, Jamie Dopp, Rhona McAdam, Alexander Varty, David Eso, John Barton, Marilyn Bowering, Patricia Young, Sandy Shreve & Susan Musgrave.

Sponsors: Goose Lane Editions / icehouse poetry; University of Victoria Departments of English and Writing; The Malahat Review

Note: a similar event will be held in Vancouver a few days later, on Tuesday Oct. 30th. For details check out the Facebook event page Alden Nowlan: A Vancouver Celebration.


October 25, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Goose Lane Editions


David Lam Auditorium, University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2 Canada
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