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Poet Clea Roberts to read as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Author: Communications

Posted on Mar 11, 2013

Category: UNB Saint John

Poet Clea Roberts will read from Here is Where We Disembark on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Club, Ward Chipman Library building on the Saint John campus.

Clea Roberts’s poems have appeared in The Antigonish Review, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, The International Feminist Journal of Politics, Lake: A Journal of Arts and the Environment, The Malahat Review, Prism International, and Room. Roberts has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Centre, and the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, and is a three-time recipient of the Yukon Government Advanced
Artist Award. Her work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and her poem, “When We Begin to Grow Old,” won the After Al Purdy Poetry Contest. She was a finalist for the 2011 Gerald Lampert Award, and longlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award and the 2011 Alberta Readers Choice Award. Roberts co-organizes the Whitehorse Poetry Festival, and lives in Whitehorse on the Takhini River. Here is Where We Disembark is her first volume of poetry.

The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information contact Margaret Anne Smith at (506) 654-3753 or email msmith@unbsj.ca.