Poetry reading

What: Travels with Athóma by Daniel G Scott
When: Friday, May 5, 7 p.m. 
: Prairie Sky Cohousing Cooperative, #100 403 31 Ave NE Calgary

Donations welcome (but not required). Feel free to BYOB and goodies to share, but tea and coffee will be provided.

About the poet

Daniel G Scott was artistic director of the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series in Victoria for nearly six years. He has published five books of poetry, including Aftertime in 2019, and edited the anthology Voicing Suicide in 2020 with Ekstasis Editions. With Goldfinch Press, he has published black onion and two chapbooks: street signs and Interrupted. Nose in Book Publishing released his chapbook [klee-shays] undone, volume one in 2020. He is an Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria School of Child and Youth Care.

This book will take you to places you will want to visit again and again and again.

Pamela Porter, Governor General’s Award winner for The Crazy Man (2005)

Stunning in its imagination, the story unfolds with the surprise and pleasures of a river, lifting and letting go, widening and narrowing, curling back on itself. I had a feeling I was being read to in an ancient language I forgot I knew.

Tonya Lailey, poet and sommelier

Here is a poem, an essay, an entire voyage that shows how even a child can learn to ask, “How do we humans / not know / how alive, sentient / it all is?”

Kate Braid, author of Elemental and Hammer & Nail