Reading Town Sudbury - May 4 to 12, 2019

7 May 2019 6h30 PM
Greater Sudbury Public Library

Main Branch

Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology

“We all know someone. Or maybe that someone happens to be us. This groundbreaking landmark anthology explores the subject of cancer from all different points of view: patient, survivor, caregiver, lover, parent, child, doctor, surgeon, alternative healer, psychologist, compassionate human being, body part, and from the disease itself. The collection includes new and original poetry by established and emerging voices… Their work offers us new ways of seeing, understanding, and representing this ordinary and extraordinary experience. Current statistics predict 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. We need more art to understand the complexity and dimensions of what this means. This is an anthology for anyone who knows someone. This is an anthology for everyone.”

Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology has been acknowledged as a Top 18 book of 2018 by Chatelaine Magazine. Join us Tuesday, May 7, at the Greater Sudbury Public Library’s main branch (74 Mackenzie Street) as we engage in a casual evening of conversation and readings from the groundbreaking anthology.

Partial proceeds from the sales support the Northern Cancer Foundation.

The Poets and the Poems:

Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, Parry Sound, No Room for Gloom (P133)

Sites and Sites by Doyali Islam (Toronto - formerly North Bay) (P64)

The Malignant Mandarin by Margo Little (Gore Bay): Haibun (P45)

Chemo by Kate Marshall Flaherty Toronto (P65)

Chaise (P168) by Susan McMaster, Ottawa

A Poem about the Pancreas by Ron Charach (Toronto) (P114)

Take a Number by Chris Nash (Sudbury) (P20)

The New Handshake by Ronnie Brown (Ottawa) (P104)