Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level
Join us for the launch of Force Field - 77 Women Poets of British Columbia. The first of its kind in thirty-four years, this anthology strongly celebrates women poets, from the emerging, mid-career to the established.
Not since Dorothy Livesay's Women's Eye: 12 BC Women Poets (AIR Press, 1974) and D'SONOQUA: An Anthology of Women Poets of British Columbia (Intermedia Press, 1979), edited by Ingrid Klassen, has there been an anthology of contemporary BC women poets.
In Force Field we gather together seventy-seven women poets who currently live and write in British Columbia so readers can more easily share, study and take pleasure in the range and vitality of women's poetry today. It is an extensive and flourishing community that owes a debt to many early women poets, such as P.K. Page, Dorothy Livesay, Nellie McCLung and Pat Lowther.
For more information please contact VPL - Literature and Social Science at 604-331-3738 (starfishian)