— Christen Thomas ✍🏼 (@MetaphorceX10) November 5, 2018
MEET KATE SUTHERLAND signing copies of her NEW KFB CHAPBOOK, BEASTS OF THE SEA, NOV 17TH 3-4PM at MEET THE PRESSES
Such times. A glorious night of poetry. Special thanks to Karen Schindler and Baseline Press (congrats on your beautiful new chapbooks), those poets who travelled from afar, Amanda Jernigan, Sandra Ridley, Shelly Harder, Lamees Al Ethari, to Kate Sutherland, Michael Gemar, and John DeJesus at Coach House, to all who came and held this space dear. Unforgettable. knife | fork | book
There’s nothing else quite like it. Book in hand. knife | fork | book
Special thanks to Michael Gemar for their crisp, clean design, John DeJesus our Master Printer at Coach House for their invaluable guidance and execution, and to Kate for this stunning piece of work.
LAUNCH NIGHT ONLY: PURCHASE KATE SUTHERLAND’S BEASTS OF THE SEA $15 and #KFBecomeAMember for an additional $5 (save $5). $20 for both.
KAREN SCHINDLER’s Baseline Press makes very (very) pretty chapbooks of exceptionally fine poets, with such attention to details we greatly admire and aspire to.
This year is no exception.
Every moment we expected destruction
Waves pounded our vessel like cannonballs
We could hear the wind rush
as if through a narrow passage, terrible
whistling. We lay buried among the waves, could not
see a fathom out into the ocean through hail and rain
No one could lie down sit up or stand
Nobody was able to remain at his post
We could not cook, had nothing to eat
but half-burnt biscuits. Half our crew
lay sick and weak, the other half maddened
from the motion of sea and ship. All courage
was exhausted. We were drifting
whither the raging heavens willed to send us
KATE SUTHERLAND is the author of two books of short stories (Summer Reading and All In Together Girls) and a collection of poems (How to Draw a Rhinoceros). Summer Reading won a Saskatchewan Book Award, and How to Draw a Rhinoceros was shortlisted for a Creative Writing Book Award by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Her stories and poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry and Best American Experimental Writing. She is currently at work on a new collection of poems on the theme of extinction.