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A Possible Trust by Ronna Bloom with guest Rhea Tregebov

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

On Wednesday, February 28th, at 6pm join Massy Arts, Massy Books and Wilfrid Laurier University Press in celebrating the launch of A Possible Trust by Ronna Bloom with guest Rhea Tregebov.

With compassion, humour and sharp-eyed irreverence, Ronna Bloom’s work has made a significant impact on Canadian poetry. A Possible Trust is selected from her work to date.

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

Registration is free and required for entrance. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-possible-trust-by-ronna-bloom-with-guest-rhea-tregebov-tickets-808392312167?aff=oddtdtcreator

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site.

Please refrain from wearing scents or heavy perfumes.

For more on accessibility including parking, seating, venue measurements and floor plan, and how to request ASL interpretation please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility

Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

About the book:

A Possible Trust: The Poetry of Ronna Bloom (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2023)

In A Possible Trust: The Poetry of Ronna Bloom, Bloom writes concisely of the fragility and determination of people in daily life and extraordinary health crises. She is attentive to suffering and to spontaneous connections and gestures of love. There is tenderness here where living matters, as does dying, a valuing of the incident, the encounter, the sorrow and the bowl-me-over delight. Editor and poet Phil Hall’s Introduction “To Lead by Crying” argues for a poetics of empathy. Defiant, comical, revealing, impolite yet respectful, A Possible Trust is a retrospective and celebration.

About the author:

Ronna Bloom is the author of seven books of poetry. She has led initiatives to bring poetry into health care settings and health care education, developing the Poet in Residence program at Sinai Health. Ronna has collaborated with filmmakers, choreographers, musicians and architects and in 2018, her poem “The City,” was painted by PLANT Architects 35 meters wide on King Street in Toronto. Her most recent book is A Possible Trust: The Poetry of Ronna Bloom, selected with an Introduction by Phil Hall published by Wilfred Laurier University Press in 2023.

About the guest:

Rhea Tregebov’s eighth collection of poetry, Talking to Strangers, will be published by Signal Editions/Véhicule Press in April 2024. She is also the author of two novels, Rue des Rosiers (2019) and The Knife Sharpener’s Bell (2009). She lives and writes in Vancouver, where she is Associate Professor Emerita at the School of Creative Writing at UBC.

Venue

MASSY ARTS SOCIETY
23 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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