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Nightwood Editions with Brindle & Glass Launch New Titles in Sechelt

Posted: October 8, 2009

Nightwood Editions is pleased to announce a special event to launch Windstorm by Halfmoon Bay poet Joe Denham, Red Nest by Vancouver poet Gillian Jerome and The Age of Water Lilies by Pender Harbour novelist Theresa Kishkan. The event will take place at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt (5714 Medusa) on Saturday, October 10th at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Books for Sale by Talewind Books.

Windstorm is a passport to the place where chaos and form meet; Denham’s timeless ethereal gaze is rooted in the mastery of poetic forms such as the sonnet and Dante’s terza rima. These quiet, forceful poems explore heaven, earth and sea with arresting images, ideas and words. Like the wind, Denham’s poetry has the power to move.

Joe Denham’s first collection Flux was published in 2003. He is a poet with an international scope, having been anthologized in Open Field (New York), New Canon (Montreal), Jailbreaks (Ontario), Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets (BC) and In Fine Form. He works as a fisherman and lives with his family in Halfmoon Bay, BC.

Gillian Jerome’s debut collection contains domestic, urban and intergalactic eclogues. Just when you’ve been ambushed by gods and stars, you’re catapulted back into a wild sprawling city filled with cordless phones, coyotes and the hairdos of dandelions. The brave and rambunctious creatures in this book nest in the humour and horror of 21st-century foci.

Gillian Jerome's first non-fiction book, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, won the 2009 City of Vancouver Book Award and was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize. She teaches literature at UBC and her poetry has been anthologized in Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets. Jerome has lived in Montreal, Whistler, Banff, Australia, France and Arizona, where she completed an English graduate degree. She now lives in East Vancouver with her family.

With The Age of Water Lilies, Theresa Kishkan has written a beautiful novel that travels from the time of colonial wars to the pacifist movement to 1960s Victoria, and shares a unique and delightful relationship between 70-year-old Flora and 7-year-old Tessa.

Theresa Kishkan is an accomplished author of nine books of poetry and prose. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals such as Geist, BC Bookworld, Brick, The Canadian Forum, Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review and Quill & Quire. A mother of three children, she now makes her home on the Sechelt Peninsula with her husband, John Pass.