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Join Shelf Life Books (Calgary) and our Vancouver co-host Iron Dog Books for the virtual launch of Diane Tucker’s Nostalgia for Moving Parts. Diane will be joined in conversation by Kevin Spenst, and there will be additional readings by special guest Sheri-D Wilson!
Calgary folks can order copies of Nostalgia for Moving Parts here: https://bit.ly/2ShXXwy
Vancouver folks can buy their copy here: https://irondogbooks.com/
Poised between thoughts of mortality and an exquisite taste for the most tender, small details of life, the poems in Nostalgia for Moving Parts are whimsical, quirky, and resonant with memory. Deeply grounded in the rainy mists and green reeds of the Canadian west coast, solitude becomes a spiritual practice, transmuting loneliness and loss into grand appreciations for the gift of childhood and the untravelled road ahead.
Diane Tucker is a poet, editor, fiction writer, and playwright from Vancouver, BC. Her work has been widely anthologized and published in more than seventy journals in Canada and abroad. Her first poetry collection, God on His Haunches (Nightwood Editions, 1996), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Nostalgia for Moving Parts is her fourth book of poems.
Kevin Spenst is the author of Ignite, Jabbering with Bing Bong and Hearts Amok: a memoir in verse (all with Anvil Press), and over a dozen chapbooks. He teaches creative writing at Vancouver Community College and Simon Fraser University, and lives in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territory.
Sheri-D Wilson (aka Mama of Dada) is the award-winning author of 13 books, creator of 4 short films, and 4 albums, which combine music and poetry. Known for her electric performance-style and surrealist perspective, she is a favourite of festivals around the world – Canada, USA, UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Mexico, and South Africa.