Poet Joanne Epp will be reading from her debut collection Eigenheim at the Rosthern Library on Thursday, August 4 at 7:30pm. Join her for a fabulous night of poetry and get your own signed copy of the book!
Home is like â€śa memory of a lost photograph,â€ť elusive but vivid. A place of tenuous security, â€śone claw on the screenâ€ť can threaten the entire structure. Joanne Epp, in her first collection of poetry, Eigenheim, shapes and reshapes the peculiar characteristics of oneâ€™s own idea of home.
Without defining the precise dimensions, there is room enough to house the essentials. Examining death and birth, loss and love, deep searching and unquenchable longing, Epp reaches back to her rural Mennonite roots while restlessly exploring what lies just beyond the sunâ€™s reach.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Joanne Epp has published poetry in literary journals including The New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, and CV2. Her chapbook, Crossings, was released in 2012. Eigenheim is her first full-length poetry collection. Married with two sons, she spent several years in Ontario and now makes her home in Winnipeg.