Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Book Launch for Peeps and Ports

In Aislinn Hunter’s A Peepshow with Views of the Interior: Paratexts, Hunter offers a guided tour through the gap between our everyday perception of things and the wonder of things themselves. This book is a call to see the world more attentively — a reminder of the importance of both the real, common, everyday thing and its power to shape and transform not only our lives and imaginations, but also our understanding.

Miranda Pearson’s latest collection of poetry, Harbour, looks at ways humans are driven to construct territory in whatever space is available, however borrowed or makeshift. Moving from
hospitals to museums, the poems explore the tensions between antiquity and modernity, and how we collect and display artifacts. The poems illuminate the human drive to nest, gathering together ideas on how we seek refuge, a sanctuary, a keep. How we harbour.

Chivana Restaurant Lounge
2340 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.
32 Books will be selling.