WHAT: The Single Onion kicks off 2021 with a special Lecture Series event exploring the convergence of science and poetry, featuring Madhur Anand, Adam Dickinson, Alice Major, and Matthew Tierney.

WHEN: Thursday, January 21, 6:30 pm MST (8:30 Eastern Time)

WHERE: the Zoom link will be posted closer to the event date.

About the readers:

Madhur Anand is the author of A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes, and several other literary works published in national and international literary magazines. Her most recent book is This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart, an experimental memoir about Partition, immigration, and generational storytelling that weaves together the poetry of memory with the science of embodied trauma. She is a full professor of ecology and sustainability at The University of Guelph, where she was appointed the inaugural director of the Guelph Institute for Environmental Research.

Adam Dickinson is the author of four books of poetry. His latest book, Anatomic (Coach House Books), involves the results of chemical and microbial testing on his body. His work has been nominated for awards including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. He has been featured at international literary festivals in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United States. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Alice Major has published 11 collections of award-winning poetry and a book of essays, Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science. Her work reflects a lifelong fascination with sciences — from geology and physics to biology and neuroscience. Se has been recognized on award lists for the Pat Lowther prize, a National Magazine Award Gold Medal, and the Stephan G. Stephansson award among others, and with an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta. She is also a long-time community builder in roles such as founder of the Edmonton Poetry Festival; chair of the Edmonton Arts Council and president of the Writers Guild of Alberta and the League of Canadian Poets.

Matthew Tierney is the author of four books of poetry; the most recent is Midday at the Super-Kamiokande, from Coach House Books. His previous book, Probably Inevitable, won the 2013 Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English. He is also a recipient of the K. M. Hunter Award and the P.K. Page Founders’ Award. He works for U of T as a writer in the Engineering Department and lives in the east end of Toronto with his wife and son.

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets, and the Calgary Arts Development.

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