Sue Goyette's latest book of poetry, Outskirts (Brick 2011), explores the complexity and power of human connections while reflecting on the tenuous relationship that we have with our natural environment. Outskirts finds hope in the details of human interaction and envisions a path forward through a natural landscape that is increasingly subject to destruction and dissolution.
Goyette is the author of two previous collections of poetry and one novel. Her first book of poetry, The True Names of Birds (Brick 1998) was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Pat Lowther Award, and the Gerald Lampert Award. Her poems have won the 2008 CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the 2010 Earle Birney Award and the 2011 Bliss Carman Poetry Award. Her first novel, Lures (HarperCollins 2002), was nominated for the 2003 Thomas Head Raddall Award. Sue Goyette currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Lynn Davies is the author of two books of poetry: The Bridge that Carries the Road (Brick 1999), selected as a finalist for the Governor General's Award and short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award in 2000, and Where Sound Pools (Goose Lane 2005). Davies' poems have been published in several anthologies and literary journals, including The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, and The New Brunswick Reader. Born in New Brunswick, Davies' poetry reflects on human relationships, family, and nature while more directly considering the impact of external events on the our psychological condition.
The reading is presented by the UNB English Department, the Canada Council for the Arts, the UNB Fredericton Bookstore, and The Fiddlehead.
Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.