Thursday, November 3 · 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord St.
Laura Lush will be reading and signing her newly released poetry collection, Carapace.
At times, these poems are told through the eyes of a new mother as she attempts to balance the complex and often conflicting emotions that accompany motherhood:
joy, anger, uncertainty, awe and fear. At other times, they are told through the eyes
of a bereft narrator as she comes to grip with death and loss.
Ariel Gordon will also be reading from her poetry collection Hump, which recently won the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Hump is a mash-up of pregnancy-and-mothering poems that functions as an anti-sentiment manifesto. Month by month, stanza by stanza, Gordon attempts to adequately represent the wonder and devilment of being-with-child.