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Nightwood Poets Launch New Collections


Posted: April 23, 2012

Celebrate with Nightwood authors Darren Bifford (Wedding in Fire Country) and Chris Hutchinson (A Brief History of the Short-Lived) as they launch their new poetry collections with a series of readings in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.

Make sure to catch Chris Hutchinson and Darren Bifford at one of the following events:
Thursday, April 24 at 8:00 pm--Arts Court in Ottawa, as part of the Tree Reading Series
Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 pm--The Word Bookstore in Montreal
Saturday, April 28 at 5:00 pm--Type Books in Toronto

All these events are made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information about the events, please visit our events calendar.

An otherworldly uncanniness haunts the margins of Darren Bifford’s debut collection, Wedding in Fire Country. Bifford is exceptionally adept at capturing the beauty of the mundane, and his poetry offers an insightful meditation on the meaning of the individual journey within larger political and geographical spheres. 

In his third poetry collection, A Brief History of the Short-Lived, Chris Hutchinson brings the full force of his linguistic dexterity to bear on the elusive subject of literature itself. With his restless intellectual curiosity tempered by a dash of witty self-deprecation, Hutchinson deftly manoeuvres through hallowed halls of academia with humour and grace.