Insomniac Press Fall Launch

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 23:00 to Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 02:00

This fall, we are pleased to be launching Catherine Graham's fourth collection of poetry: Winterkill. This latest book completes the trilogy that includes her critically acclaimed previous books Pupa (2003) and The Red Element (2008). Her poems always navigate the difficult paths between gri...ef and memory, between intimacy and strangeness, with a disarming, surefooted grace. These are Graham’s most powerful, most affirming works to date.

Also new for the fall is Anne Purdue's debut fiction collection: I'm a Registered Nurse not a Whore and Other Stories. Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall offers advanced praise, saying, "Anne Perdue is one of my favourite writers –- a funny, scary master of disguise. Her voice is just as convincing in the body of a teenage dish-pig, an alcoholic grandmother or a raging suburban dad. Her characters feel as real as anyone you’ve ever met; they’re scared and scarred, with wells of kindness pooling beneath the skin. And the universe they inhabit is much like ours – a cracked one, where fury, joy, madness, or molten lava could burst through the surface at any moment. In a perfect world, everyone would be reading Anne Perdue. In the one we’ve got, everyone should."

We are also pleased to present readings by Insomniac authors Roseanne Carrara, author of A Newer Wilderness, and Angela Hibbs, author of Wanton, and a special preview reading by Robin Richardson, who will be publishing her debut collection of poetry with Insomniac Press next year.

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