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Historic two-book launch night

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on June 12, 2012

Members of MSA Poets Potpourri Society and friends met at the Clearbrook Library Monday, June 11th for the fourth poetry night of 2012.

Nine readers read during the Open Mic segment that began this Blue Moon Reading. As usual the poetry took us to a variety of places—from a kiss to a dream, from Vancouver to Prince George, from what it feels like to lose hearing, to a lightning storm, and more.

Then we made MSA PPS history by launching two books in one evening.

Our president Brayden Sawatzky unveiled A Breath of Light—his collection of around 90 poems along with personal photos. We thoroughly enjoyed the droll wisdom and uplifting spiritual perspective of the sampling of poems he read.

Brayden Sawatzky displays and reads from his newest book, A Breath of Light

After a break we heard from Emily Isaacson as she read from her newest book, The Sunken Garden: A Postmodern Garden of Verse. Emily’s vivid image-rich poems are published here in book form after appearing first on a daily blog. The book—made up of a main section of disciplined syllabic verse poems followed by a shorter section of sonnets—has a compact, controlled feel, while at the same time pulsating with the richness of nature and philosophy.

Emily Isaacson with her new book The Sunken Garden.

Congratulations Brayden, and Emily!

MSA Poets Potpourri Society now takes a break until September 10th, when we invite you to help us celebrate Literacy Month with your poems about FOOD.

September 10, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Clearbrook Library
32320 George Ferguson Way,
Abbotsford B.C.

3 Responses to “Historic two-book launch night”

  1. Paul Mckeown said

    Lovely evening

  2. Murrie Redman said

    Sorry I was not able to be with you, The website is a joy as I am sure the evening was. Murrie Redman

  3. Shelley Haggard said

    It was a great evening and I enjoyed the words, the people and the food.
    Great job on the posting Violet!

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