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StAnza International Poetry Festival

Participants: Karen Solie

Karen Solie(Photo: Barbara Stoneham)

Karen Solie launched to prominence with her first collection of poems, Short Haul Engine (2001), which was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and winner of many other awards. She continued her upward trajectory with Modern and Normal (2005), and is now considered one of Canada’s leading poets.  Her latest collection, Pigeon (Anansi, 2009), has been described as “yet another leap forward for this singer of existential bewilderment”. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have also appeared in numerous North American journals, and in 2007 Solie was one of the judges for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is a native of Saskatchewan and now lives in Toronto.

StAnza 2010 Events:

Sat 20 March | Five O’Clock Verses
Reading: Karen Solie, Emma Jones
Parliament Hall, South Street

Sun 21 March | Past & Present
Vicki Feaver on Jane Kenyon, Karen Solie on Frank O’Hara
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

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