Island Lecture Series – April 2021: “Celebrating Poetry Month” with Laurie Brinklow, Bren Simmers, and Richard Lemm

ISLAND LECTURE SERIES | APRIL 2021
Celebrating Poetry Month:
Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers in conversation with Richard Lemm
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm ADT (UTC-3)
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The Island Lecture Series April session celebrated National Poetry Month and featured two Island poets in conversation with a third. Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers each read excerpts from their new books of poetry, My Island’s the house I sleep in at night (Island Studies Press, 2021) and If, When (Gaspereau Press, 2021), in a conversation hosted by Richard Lemm. Topics ranged from the role of story, place, and history in their poetry to their own poetic practices, with lots of laughs and some fantastic questions from the audience.


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A photograph of Laurie Brinklow, simling

Dr. Laurie Brinklow teaches in the Master of Arts in Island Studies program at the University of Prince Edward Island. Previous books include Here for the Music (Acorn, 2012). Learn more

Bren Simmers is the managing editor of Island Studies Press. She is the author of Pivot Point (Gaspereau, 2019), a memoir about a wilderness canoe journey, as well as three other books of poetry. Learn more

Dr. Richard Lemm teaches creative writing, Canadian literature, and environmental literature at the University of Prince Edward Island. He is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent being Jeopardy (Acorn, 2018), which won the Prince Edward Island Book Award for Poetry. Learn more


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