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Book Launch / Skookum Raven by Heather Haley

May 17 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm PDT

On Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts, and poet Heather Haley for the in-person launch of her new book: Skookum Raven (2020, Ekstasis Editions).

In her poetry collection, Haley brings poetic images to map human migrations, pair-bonding and predation. Like her foremothers and contemporaries Gwendolyn MacEwen, Susan Musgrave and Karen Solie, readers can expect sophisticated free lyrics of a witchy feminist kind (with proletarian ferocity).

At the event, Haley will be joined by interdisciplinary and spoken word artist Johnny Trinh for an intimate poetry reading. Guest guitarist Keir Nicoll will also accompany Haley with a musical performance by their duo – The Pluviophiles.

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

The book launch is free + open to all of our community, and registration is mandatory.

Covid Protocols: For all in-person events, attendees must provide proof of vaccination, wear a mask (N95 masks are encouraged and recommended as they offer the best protection), and consent to having their temperature checked at the front door. We kindly ask that if you are showing any symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

Click here to register for the event

Click here to purchase Skookum Raven at Massy Books

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The Author

Heather Haley pushes boundaries by creatively integrating disciplines, genres and media. Her writing has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, she was Poetry Editor for the “LA Weekly” and publisher of “The Edgewise Café,” one of Canada’s first electronic literary magazines.

Haley has directed numerous videopoems, official selections at dozens of international film festivals. Renowned as an engaging performer, she’s toured Canada, the U.S and Europe in support of two critically acclaimed AURAL Heather CDs of spoken word song, “Surfing Season” and “Princess Nut.”

She is the author of debut novel, “The Town Slut’s Daughter,” with a stage adaptation in the works, plus poetry collections “Sideways,” “Three Blocks West of Wonderland” and “Skookum Raven.”

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We acknowledge the support of the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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