May 2018 - Rachel Rose and Russell Thornton

May 16, 2018

Rachel Rose is the author of four poetry books. Her most recent collection, Marry & Burn (Harbour) received a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and was nominated for a Governor General’s Award. Her non-fiction book, The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World’s K9 Cops, was published in Fall 2017 by St. Martin’s Press, as was the anthology she edited, Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food (Anvil Press).

Russell Thornton is the author of The Hundred Lives (2014), shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, and Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain (2013), shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Raymond Souster Award and the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize. His other titles include The Fifth Window, A Tunisian Notebook, House Built of Rain and The Human Shore. His newest collection is The Broken Face, due out in fall 2018. Thornton's poetry has appeared in many anthologies, among them Love Me True, Sustenance, Refugium: Poems for the Pacific, In Fine Form, and Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012. His poems have been featured several times on Vancouver buses as part of BC's Poetry in Transit. After living for extended periods in Montreal, in Aberystwyth, Wales, and in Salonica, Greece, he has lived for the past number of years where he was born and grew up, in North Vancouver.