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Thu, May 05

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McNally Robinson Booksellers

Flyway Winnipeg Book Launch

Flyway Winnipeg Book Launch
Flyway Winnipeg Book Launch

Time & Location

May 05, 2022, 7:00 p.m. CDT

McNally Robinson Booksellers, 4000-1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6, Canada

About the event

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Sarah Ens's new poetry collection Flyway (Turnstone Press). This event features a reading and a discussion of the book with host Jennifer Lynn Still.

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

This meditation on the impact of human and ecological trauma explores the cost of survival for three generations of women living between empires. Writing from within the disappearing tallgrass prairie, Sarah Ens follows connections between the Russian Mennonite diaspora and the disrupted migratory patterns of grassland birds. Drawing on family history, eco-poetics, and the rich tradition of the Canadian long poem, Flyway migrates along pathways of geography and the heart to grapple with complexities of home.

Sarah Ens is a writer and editor based in Treaty 1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, Poetry Is Dead, Room Magazine, and SAD Mag. Her debut collection of poetry, The World Is Mostly Sky was shortlisted for the 2021 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. Flyway is her second book of poetry.

Jennifer Lynn Still lives, poems and grows a tallgrass prairie in the Red River Valley, Treaty 1 territory, Winnipeg. Still is the author of several handmade chapbooks and three poetry books, including Saltations (Thistledown 2005), a meditation on her matrilineal Métis/European heritage. Her long poem Legs, 2021 winner of The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, will appear as a chapbook with Baseline Press and a video poem collaboration with artists Christine Fellows and Chantel Mierau in fall 2022.

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