On June 3rd @ 7PM, Elena Johnson will be launching her first book of poetry 'Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra', published by the Nova Scotian publisher Gaspereau Press! She will be joined by poets Nick Thran (author of Earworm, published by Nightwood Editions in 2011) and Maxianne Berger (author of Dismantled Secrets, published by Wolsak & Wynn in 2008).
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. She was recently featured in Lemon Hound's New Vancouver Poets folio, and is a former resident of Montreal.