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Robert Colman, Christina Shah Dual Book Launch, Vancouver April 11

Robert Colman, Christina Shah Dual Book Launch, Vancouver April 11

Join Robert Colman and Christina Shah as they share a double book launch on Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 6pm – 8pm at the Massey Arts Society (Massy Arts Gallery at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown) in Vancouver. Hosted by poet David Ly, this will be a fantastic event celebrating new collections of poetry.

Get your tickets here! *They’re Free!

Robert Colman is a Newmarket, Ont.-based poet, critic, and editor. He is the author of four poetry collections, including Ghost Work and Democratically Applied Machine, both from Palimpsest Press.

Christina Shah lives in Vancouver and works in heavy industry, where she drinks from the firehose of knowledge. Her poetry has appeared in numerous Canadian literary journals, including The Fiddlehead, Vallum, Arc, Grain, PRISM international, EVENT, The Malahat Review, The Antigonish Review and elsewhere. Her poem, ‘they canned a good man today’, was shortlisted for The Fiddlehead’s 2021 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize. Her poem, ‘interior bar, 1986’, was selected for Best Canadian Poetry 2023. She is one-fifth of the Harbour Centre 5 poetry collective, whose chapbook, Brine, was released in 2022. Her first videopoem, ‘rig veda’ (in collaboration with videographer Mark Mushet), was translated into Spanish and screened at the 2023 Cinemística festival in Granada, Spain, and the 2023 Versi Di Luce festival in Modica, Sicily. rig veda, her first solo chapbook (Anstruther Press), was released in 2023. She has some strong opinions on soft pretzels.

David Ly is the author of Mythical Man (2020) and Dream of Me as Water (2022), both published under the Anstruther Books imprint of Palimpsest Press, and short-listed for the 2021 and 2023 ReLit Poetry Awards, respectively. He is also co-editor (with Daniel Zomparelli) of Queer Little Nightmares: An Anthology of Monstrous Fiction and Poetry (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022).

Buy Ghost Work here.

Buy Dream Of Me As Water here.