READING EVENT 5: Prose Poetry in the Time of Hekla

By Whistler Writers Festival (other events)

Saturday, October 17 2020 12:00 PM 1:00 PM PST

With Patrick Friesen, Ulrikka S. Gernes, David Keplinger, Carsten René Nielsen

Anyone who lives in the mountains knows we are known for otherworldly beauty and inhospitable weather. Hekla, is one of Iceland’s most prominent and active volcanoes. The word also means ‘a small hooded cloak.’ The mist that hides the summit. The clarity of a poem can read the weather and slip through to beauty in a dark time.

Narrative and lyrical, we have four poets who will present the unique format of prose poetry: Canadian poet Patrick Friesen (Outlasting the Weather), American poet David Keplinger (The Long Answer: New and Selected Poems), and Danish poets Ulrikka S. Gernes (Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments) and Carsten René Nielsen (Forty-One Objects)—original voices that give us humour, wisdom, joy, and hope.

Moderator: Mary MacDonald

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