Sue Goyette book launch: Monoculture

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November 3

Halifax Poet Laureate Sue Goyette launches her new book of poetry, Monoculture.

Join us on November 3, at 7pm, at the Bus Stop Theatre to celebrate the launch of Sue Goyette’s latest poetry collection, Monoculture, published by Gaspereau Press.
Publisher and co-founder of Gaspereau press, Andrew Steeves will introduce the collection and Stephanie Domet will host the evening’s Q&A following Sue’s reading. Bookmark will be on site selling books and there will be a cash bar. Admission is free. To respect everyone’s health and safety, please wear a mask.

In Monoculture, Sue Goyette imagines that Nova Scotia’s last surviving stand of intact forest has been preserved for the enjoyment of the public—a premise that seems more like an inevitability than a speculation. Framing the text as visitors’ comments posted on the forest’s official website, Goyette speaks through a chorus of voices to explore the long consumptive, anthropocentric attitude that permeates our relationship with the natural world—from destructive harvesting practices to our expectations about outdoor recreation and leisure. This unique work takes its cue both from the incessant chatter of social media and from the long slog of a map-less hike, showing how a little scrap of wilderness can still unsettle and disorient us, humble and astonish us, and open its truths to us.

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Date November 3
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Category Arts & Culture
Venue Bus Stop Theatre
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