Don McKay: Poetry Reading

Event Date: Tuesday, April 7
Event Time: 4:00-5:30 PM. Fong Auditorium (Room 110), Boylston Hall

Sometimes a voice — have you heard this? —
wants not to be voice any longer, wants something
whispering between the words…

Don McKay is one of Canada’s most celebrated and beloved poets. He was named to the Order of Canada in 2008. Two of his books—Night Field (1991) and Another Gravity (2000)—won the Governor General’s Award, and another, Strike/Slip (2006), won the Griffin Poetry Prize. His essays on poetry, collected in Vis à Vis (2001), Deactivated West 100 (2005), and The Shell of the Tortoise (2011), have been widely influential. He has served as an editor at Brick Books, one of Canada’s leading literary presses, and at The Fiddlehead, one of the country’s most prominent literary journals; he is also known as a gifted teacher. Angular Unconformity: Collected Poems 1970–2014 was published last year by Icehouse Poetry/Goose Lane Editions. McKay lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Presented by the Canada Program, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and the
Department of English, Harvard University.