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Hamilton Poetry Centre: Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:15 start
Reading Room at Bryan Prince Bookseller
1060 King Street West, Hamilton
Free, everyone welcome.
To register for the open mic portion of the evening arrive by 7pm.
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen
Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen was born in Saskatoon in 1968. She spent her childhood first in Calgary, and later on a farm in Saskatchewan. Her first collection, Clay Birds, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry in 1996. Her second collection Or was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award in 2004. Here most recent collection is called Lean To. Gunvaldsen Klaassen lives in Halifax
Lean To: In her third book of poetry, Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen writes of places made home, navigating between fixed points of origin and the flotsam that encloses, between the longevity of marriage and parenthood, and the temporary of camping trips, renovations and hospital stays. Across the collection, the poets lyricism finds a lilt and repetition that firmly pegs while leaving one side open to the unlikely and unexpected.