Letters in a Bruised Cosmos: A Conversation with poet Liz Howard

17sep8:30 pm9:15 pmLetters in a Bruised Cosmos: A Conversation with poet Liz HowardIn conversation with Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang

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A featured conversation with award-winning poet Liz Howard on her new collection, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos. In conversation with Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang, poetry editor for Arc Poetry Magazine.

Books featured:

Letters in a Bruised Cosmos
McClelland & Stewart

I have to believe my account will outpace its ending.

The danger and necessity of living with each other is at the core of Liz Howard’s daring and intimate second collection. Letters in a Bruised Cosmos asks who do we become after the worst has happened? Invoking the knowledge histories of Western and Indigenous astrophysical science, Howard takes us on a breakneck river course of radiant and perilous survival in which we are invited to “reforge [ourselves] inside tomorrow’s humidex”. Everyday observation, family history, and personal tragedy are sublimated here in a propulsive verse that is relentlessly its own. Part autobiography, part philosophical puzzlement, part love song, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos is a book that once read will not soon be forgotten.


In partnership with Arc Poetry Magazine


(Friday) 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm