Wolsak & Wynn Spotlight: Avasilichioaei, Berger, and Hoogland.

Wolsak & Wynn is a literary press dedicated to publishing clear, passionate Canadian voices in poetry and non-fiction. We are excited to host this spotlight event of Wolsak and Wynn authors past, present and future. It takes place next Wednesday, November 9th at the Librairie D+Q.

About the authors: 

Poet and translator Oana Avasilichioaei spent one third of her life in a small industrial city in Romania, one third on the west coast in Vancouver and one third in Montreal, Quebec, where she is currently living. Her work explores history, geography, public space, textual architecture, multilingualism, translation, textual and collaborative performance. Her books include Abandon and feria: a poempark which delved into the fissures and fractures of a public park.

Maxianne Berger's most recent book is Dismantled Secrets. She has been involved with poetry in and around Montreal since 1985. Her first book, How We Negotiate, appeared in 1999 from Empyreal Press. In 2003, with Angela Leuck, she co-edited the anthology Sun Through the Blinds: Montreal Haiku Today (Shoreline). She contributes reviews to Tanka Canada's Gusts, and articles about poetics to the Revue du tanka francophone. She enjoys translating poetry (from French), has served as a judge for various youth poetry contests, and in 2005-06, she was a poetry mentor for the Quebec Writers' Federation.

Cornelia Hoogland is the founder and artistic director of Poetry London, an organization that brings prominent writers into lively discussion with London writers and readers. In September, 2006, she guest edited Descant’s special issue on Cuban poets. New manuscripts under consideration include "Gravelly Bay", "Crow" and "Woods Wolf Girl". Hoogland also writes plays and fiction. She teaches at the University of Western Ontario.

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