Souvankham Thammavongsa Reads for Poetry Month
Join us on April 13, 4pm, in celebrating National Poetry Month with an online public poetry reading with Souvankham Thammavongsa. While recently the recipient of this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize for her collection of short fiction, How To Pronounce Knife, Souvankham has written four acclaimed books of poetry, including Cluster, Found, Light (which won the 2013 Trillium Book Award for poetry), and Small Arguments (which won the ReLit Award). She will be welcomed by Halifax Poet Laureate Sue Goyette, and the reading will be followed by a brief Question and Answer session.
Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of four acclaimed poetry books and the short story collection How to Pronounce Knife, winner of the 2020 Scotiabank Giller prize, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and PEN/America Open Book Award, out now with McClelland & Stewart (Canada), Little, Brown (U.S.), and Bloomsbury (U.K.), available in French, and with foreign rights sold in China, Korea, and Turkey. Her stories have won an O. Henry Award and appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Granta, and NOON. Thammavongsa is a judge for the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize. She was born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand and was raised and educated in Toronto.