Gaspereau Press Toronto Book Launch: Elena Johnson, Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra. With Helen Guri, Sara Peters and Liz Howard

 20 May
 Supermarket Restaurant and Bar
 268 Augusta Ave. - M5T2L9 - Toronto - Canada
 Elena Johnson
Come celebrate the Toronto launch of Elena Johnson's first collection of poetry, Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra, published by Gaspereau Press this spring. With readings/performances by Elena and three special guests: Helen Guri, Sara Peters and Liz Howard. Doors at 6:00 p.m.; performance at 7:00. Admission is free. Books available for sale (cash only). About the book: FIELD NOTES FOR THE ALPINE TUNDRA is a collection of poems written and researched in the Yukon’s Ruby Range during the author’s time as writer-in-residence at a remote ecology research station. Earlier versions of this collection have been longlisted for the CBC Literary Awards and shortlisted for the Alfred G. Bailey Prize, and several of these poems have been published in The Fiddlehead, Arc, Dandelion and other fine publications. ELENA JOHNSON is a Vancouver poet whose work has appeared in literary journals across Canada and in the UK, as well as in four anthologies. Her work has been nominated for the CBC Literary Awards and shortlisted for the Alfred G. Bailey Prize. Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra is her first published collection. She was recently featured in Lemon Hound's New Vancouver Poets folio. SPECIAL GUEST-STARS: HELEN GURI is the author of Match, published by Coach House Books in 2011 and shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, as well as two chapbooks published by Book Thug: Here Come the Waterworks and Microphone Lessons for Poets. Her poems and essays have been published widely in Canada, as well as in the U.S. and Australia. She currently works as a freelance editor of fiction and nonfiction for various large and small presses, and edits poetry for Brick Books. SARA PETERS' first book is 1996. LIZ HOWARD was born and raised in rural Northern Ontario and is currently a poet and cognition research officer in Toronto. She is co-curator of the feminist reading series AvantGarden and graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her chapbook Skullambient (Ferno House Press) was shortlisted for the 2012 bp Nichol Chapbook Award. In 2014 she was invited to read at Princeton University as part of The Rhythm Party, a colloquium organized by the poet Lisa Robertson. Her first full-length collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, was published by McClelland & Stewart in April 2015. * Really looking forward to seeing you there! Feel free to invite friends to come along -- there's lots of room and it's going to be a fun evening! * Supermarket serves food and drink, so do consider coming for dinner if it suits your budget. Accessibility details for the venue will be posted here soon.

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