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Connection established: The Receiver by Sharon Thesen launches


We’re proud as punch to announce The Receiver, the first book from eminent BC poet Sharon Thesen in six years.

More formally various than Thesen’s previous books, The Receiver includes the short lyrics documenting the poet’s witnessing that readers of her work will recognize, as well as various kinds of found poems, translations, prose poems, alongside some brief essays or memoirs.

The Receiver will be launched at the Caetani Centre in Vernon on Thursday, November 2. Here’s the Caetani Centre’s event page for Sharon’s launch.

The Vancouver launch for The Receiver will be exactly two weeks later, on Thursday, November 16, at the People’s Co-op Bookstore on Commercial Drive, in conjunction with the Vancouver launch for Erin Moure’s new book Sitting Shiva on Minto Avenue, by Toots.

Thesen fans will have a choice of covers: the book (designed by Robin Mitchell Cranfield, whose last cover for New Star Books was The Weather by Lisa Robertson) comes in four colour schemes: peach, mauve, dark green, and light green.