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Join Venus Envy and Goose Lane Editions for the launch of Myself a Paperclip by Triny Finlay, featuring special guest readers Nolan Natasha (I Can Hear You, Can you Hear Me?) and Annick MacAskill (Murmurations).
This will be an evening of poetry readings you won’t want to miss!
Streaming on YouTube: https://youtu.be/x98LARX-058
Deeply personal and reflective, Myself A Paperclip confronts abuse and experiences with debilitating mental illnesses, therapies, and hospitalizations, all shaped into the remarkable form of a serial long poem.
**About the Readers**
*Triny Finlay is a queer poet, writer, teacher, and mother whose collections include Splitting Off and Histories Haunt Us. Her writing has appeared in Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, The Fiddlehead, Grain, The London Reader, The Malahat Review, Plenitude, University of Toronto Quarterly, and Untethered. She teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
*Nolan Natasha is a queer and trans writer, performer, and filmmaker. Of Faroese and English ancestry, Nolan is a settler living on unceded Mi’Kmaw territory in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Canada. Nolan has been a finalist for the CBC poetry prize, the Ralph Gustafson poetry prize, the Geist postcard contest, and was the runner-up for the Thomas Morton fiction prize. His debut poetry collection, I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me? was released in the fall of 2019 with Invisible Publishing. Nolan is currently working on a collection of short stories and a series of video poems.
*Annick MacAskill is a poet and the author of two full-length collections, Murmurations (Gaspereau Press, 2020) and her debut collection, No Meeting Without Body (Gaspereau Press, 2018), which was nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and shortlisted for the J. M. Abraham Poetry Award (Atlantic Book Awards). Her third full-length collection, a book about miscarriage, disenfranchised grief, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, will be published by Gaspereau Press in the spring of 2022.