“Wonder and Kindness”: Poetry Matters
Please join Poetry Matters for a reading with Montreal poets Stephanie Bolster and Susan Elmslie, featuring recent work.
Susan Elmslie’s second collection is Museum of Kindness (2017), shortlisted for the Quebec Writers’ Federation A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. Her first trade collection, I, Nadja, and Other Poems (2006) won the Quebec Writers’ Federation A.M. Klein Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the McAuslan First Book Prize, the League of Canadian Poets’ Pat Lowther Memorial Award and a ReLit Award. Her poems have also appeared in several Canadian journals, anthologies, and in a prize-winning chapbook, When Your Body Takes to Trembling (Cranberry Tree, 1996). Elmslie teaches at Dawson College in Montreal.
Stephanie Bolster’s White Stone: The Alice Poems won the Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award in 1998, and Two Bowls of Milk (1999) received the Archibald Lampman Award. A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (2012), was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Work from Long Exposure, her manuscript-in-progress, was a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. Bolster teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal.
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