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)
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.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
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