In 2009 Nora Gould won the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award. Her poetry has appeared in echolocation, The Society, cv2, and The Prairie Journal. She writes from east central Alberta, near Consort, where she ranches with her family and volunteers with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre. I see my love more clearly from a distance is her first poetry collection.
Author Chad Pelley had this to say about Nora Gould's work:
"Unromantic poems examining life, love, illness, and death on a ranch on the hard grass prairie … But Prairie anecdotalism this ain’t. What is breathtaking about this book is the relation between its exactness of observation and the grief, horror, and beauty that it documents. What the voice achieves, in its very gestures, is a kind of transcendence: not with the purpose of avoiding pain, but in order to make all of it—all of it—seeable and feelable by a human being."
This month, Spoken INK's unofficial theme is Heat.
Spoken INK is a reading series presented by the Burnaby Writers' Society on the third Tuesday of each month (except -- in 2012 -- August & September). Readings begin at 8:00 p.m., followed by an open at the La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings in North Burnaby (NE corner of Boundary and Hastings). Open mic sign up starts at 7:30 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org