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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:16am

PluckBestselling author Laisha Rosnau has a new book of poetry out with Nightwood Editions, and she will be on the West Coast giving a series of readings. Pluck is a collection that takes on issues of sexulity, female vulnerability and parenthood with delicacy and intent. Rosnau often uses animal imagery to expose the primal innocence or ferocity of the human nature, both of which emerge particularly in rural settings. The details of Laisha’s upcoming events are as follows:

Vancouver Book Launch: Laisha Rosnau and Nancy Lee, author of The Age (McLelland and Stewart), will launch their books at the False Creek Yacht Club starting at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 25. The authors will kick off the evening with readings. There will be a cash bar, and books will be available to purchase (cash or cheque only, please)

Planet Earth Poetry Series: Laisha Rosnau will read at the Moka House (1633 Hillside) in Victoria starting at 7:30pm on Friday, March 28 with Naomi Beth Wakan, David Bateman and Cornelia Hoogland.

Green College Special Literary Event: Laisha Rosnau and Nancy Lee will read at the Coach House at Green College, UBC at 5pm on Wednesday April 2. There will also be a special fireside reading at 8pm, where Laisha and Nancy will join Green College residents Nicole Boyce, Sarah Higgins, Zach Matteson, and Jeffrey Ricker at the Piano Lounge of Graham House.

Russell Books – Book Launch: Laisha Rosnau will read with Garth Martens who is launching his first book of poetry at Russell Books in Victoria at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 3. Other visiting authors will include Gillian Wigmore and Jennica Harper.

Laisha Rosnau is the author of the bestselling novel The Sudden Weight of Snow, the Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Prize-winning collection Notes on Leaving, and Lousy Explorers. Laisha Rosnau’s work has been published in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia, and she was recently anthologized in White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood and Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry. Rosnau currently lives with her husband and two young children in Coldstream, BC. Pluck is her fourth book.