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Frontenac House 2022 Quartet Launch Readings
November 22, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM ESTFree
Join Frontenac House for their 2022 Quartet Launch Readings on Zoom.
Please register in advance for this launch. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
There will be a Q & A session after the readings, a kind of ‘covid-safe wine and cheese party’. Participants are encouraged to chat with the authors.
Openwork and Limestone
by Frances Boyle
Openwork and Limestone is a finely-wrought and potent new poetry collection from one of Canada’s most compelling poets. In Frances Boyle’s powerful vision, the rituals of contemporary women are seen through the lens of Celtic warrior queens, and goddesses. The natural and created worlds – as they run, as Boyle says, “through the funnel / of my palms” – are a constant source of awe and woman’s strength. A reverie that allows in the brutality of history and prehistory, as well as the joys. “The unconscious / swimming upward. What won’t stay buried rises / through rocks, rough-ridden and rusty.” Boyle’s Openwork and Limestone turns inward and outward at the same time, telling our multifarious collective human story so that it feels like our own intimate family history.