Lunch Poems at SFU | Christopher Levenson & Bren Simmers


Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:00 PM


Teck Gallery in SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, BC

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CHRISTOPHER LEVENSON is originally from London, England, settled in Ottawa in 1968, where he taught English and Creative Writing, and was first editor of Arc magazine. He has published eleven books of poetry. His most recent, Night Vision (Quattro Books, 2014), which involves mainly socio-political and ecological concerns, was short listed for the Governor General's Award for poetry. He has travelled widely, living in Germany and the Netherlands. Now at home in Vancouver, he is an enthusiastic promoter of South Asian writing in English.

BREN SIMMERS is the author of two books of poetry, Hastings-Sunrise (Nightwood, 2015) and Night Gears (Wolsak and Wynn, 2010).Hastings-Sunrise was nominated for the 2015 City of Vancouver Book Award. Set in East Vancouver, this book-length poem chronicles her search for home in a city with an increasingly high cost of living. After nearly a decade of (as Rob Taylor quipped) “It’s not you Vancouver, it’s me”, she now calls Squamish home.

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