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Poet Jenna Lyn Albert to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series-SJ

Author: MyUNB News

Posted on Mar 25, 2019

Category: News and Notices

Poet Jenna Lyn Albert will read from Bec and Call on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Whitebone Lounge, on the Saint John campus. This reading is in memory of Susan Kathleen Leyden, a longtime supporter of the Lorenzo Society.

The poems collected in Bec and Call refuse to be silent or subtle; instead they delve into the explicit, the audacious, the boldly personal. Bec and Call subverts the notion of female sexuality as male appeasement, the French wordplay in the title using the meaning of “bec” – a kiss, mouthpiece or beak – to complicate notions of compliance and submission. The roles of Acadienne and feminist come with the responsibility of speaking up, and Bec and Call is a means of vocalizing the societal dérangement of Acadian culture amidst the difficulties women encounter as a result of rape culture and anti-feminism.

Jenna Lyn Albert is a poet of Acadian decent and a recent graduate in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick. Her writing has appeared in The Malahat Review, Riddle Fence and The Puritan. Albert lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where she is an editorial assistant at The Fiddlehead and poetry editor of Qwerty.

The Lorenzo Reading Series acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets, UNB Saint John, UNB Saint John Bookstore, and its private reading sponsors.

This reading is free and all are welcome to attend.

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