I’m looking forward to Aug 4th’s book launch at Newtonville Books in Newton Centre, MA. Not only is it a beautiful bookstore with extensive community outreach but it is right in the area where I spent my childhood. It’s in walking distance of ponds that were great for winter skating and it’s on the route of my mother’s Welcome Home parade from the Olympics in 1956! To say this place has meaning for me as a returning poet is an understatement.

It’s also the first time I am reading outside of Canada, where I began writing and have been reading for years. And it will be the first time I read to more than one or two relatives at once. I am excited to see how this works magic on the poems! It is a short, solo reading – one hour only (about a 20 minute reading) so we can have a chance to chat and I can sign books.


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