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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.