Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Date: 8 August, 2019

Cost: Free

Event Category: Book launch , Events

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/340333053535402/

Location: La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly—176 Bernard West, Montréal, Québec Phone: 514-279-2279 Venue WebsiteView map

Poet Sina Queyras talks to Jana Prikryl about her new collection, No Matter.

JANA PRIKRYL is the author of two books of poems, No Matter and The After Party, which was one of The New York Times‘s Best Poetry Books of the Year. Born in the former Czechoslovakia, she grew up in Canada from the age of six. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, The Paris Review, and The New York Review of Books, where she is a senior editor and the poetry editor.

About the book:
An urgent, visionary collection of poems from the author of The After Party

“One of the most original voices of her generation.”—James Wood

Jana Prikryl’s No Matter guides the reader through cities—remembered and imagined—toppling past the point of decline and fall. Conjured by voices alternately ardent, caustic, grieving, but always watchful, these soliloquies move from free verse through sonnets and invented forms, insisting that every demolition builds something new and unforeseen. In reactionary times, these poems say, we each have a responsibility to use our imagination.

No Matter is an elegy for our ongoing moment, when what seemed permanent suddenly appears to be on the brink of disappearing.

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