NeverMindFRT700Katherine Lawrence hits the Big Easy with a reading at the Maple Leaf Bar, the longest continuously running poetry reading series in North America. She will read from her newly launched book of poetry, Never Mind





DATE: Sunday, June 5

TIME: 3 p.m., reading starts at 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Maple Leaf Bar

ADDRESS: 8316 Oak St New Orleans, LA 70118 

In Never Mind, Katherine Lawrence constructs a centuries-old immigrant tale that is fiercely feminist, surprisingly modern and darkly funny. The voice in these exquisite poems is a 19th century woman who straddles both old and new worlds as she navigates her own interior landscape. Observations are wry, intimate, and shot with musicality.

This muscular collection pays tribute to the long poem while extending the tradition with fragments from letters, diary entries, sketches, dialogue, and an ongoing communion with the natural world. “Who knocks?” asks Wife in Never Mind. “Maple leaves reddened with gossip — Come in.”

Katherine Lawrence
Never Mind is Katherine Lawrence’s third collection of poetry. The manuscript won the 2015 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award and the 2014 City of Regina Writing Award. Her previous collections have been equally honoured. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Katherine chairs Access Copyright Foundation, and is a former president of the Sage Hill Writing Experience board of directors. She moved to Saskatchewan in 1982 and currently lives in Saskatoon with her husband.


Last modified onWednesday, 18 May 2016 14:08

Additional Info

Sunday, June 5
3 p.m.
Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak St New Orleans, LA 70118

Turnstone Press

206-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB   R3B 1H3
Ph: 204-947-1555; Toll Free: 888-363-7718

Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.

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