SINGLE ONION #154
WHAT: The Single Onion’s November event will feature Jenna Butler, Weyman Chan, Laurie Anne Fuhr, and Joshua Whitehead.
WHEN: Thursday, November 15th, at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shelf Life Books, 100 – 1302 4th St. SW (shelflifebooks.ca)
About the readers:
Jenna Butler is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, Seldom Seen Road, Wells, and Aphelion; an award-winning collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge the of Grizzly Trail; and a new travelogue, Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard. Her research into endangered environments has taken her from America’s Deep South to Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, and from Tenerife to the Arctic Circle, exploring the ways in which we impact the landscapes we call home. Butler teaches creative writing and environmental literature at Red Deer College and lives with three resident moose and a den of coyotes on an off-grid organic farm in Alberta’s North Country.
A finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Award for his second book of poetry, Noise From the Laundry, Weyman Chan divides his time between writing, family, electron micrographs and nonsequitor fluxes in spacetime, brought on by insomnia…Skittles! As poetry editor of Calgary’s experimental literary magazine, fillingStation, he’s convinced that alien intelligence has already nested and fledged from every uttered branch of our language tree. His fifth poetry book, Human Tissue—a primer for Not Knowing— examines rage and the quest for origin.
Laurie Fuhr’s writing has been published in anthologies such as Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament (Mansfield Press 2010), Leonard Cohen: You’re Our Man (Foundation for Public Poetry Montreal, 2009), and in periodicals in Canada and abroad like THIS Magazine, White Wall Review, Carleton Arts Review, Nod Magazine, Go! Magazine (San Francisco), and Journal of Literature & Aesthetics (India). She used to live in Germany, Cold Lake, Ottawa, and Winnipeg, but has lived in Calgary since 2004, serving as Managing Editor for filling Station Magazine from 2008-2011 and now as a poetry instructor at the Alexandra Writers Centre Society and host of the Single Onion OPEN MIC.
Joshua Whitehead is an Ojibwe/Cree Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks, 2017) which was shortlisted for the Stephan G Stephannson Award for Poetry, a Lambda (which Whitehead withdrew from), and the Inaugural Indigenous Voices Award for Poetry. His debut novel Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press 2018) was long listed for the Giller Prize and shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Calgary (Treaty 7).
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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