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Poetry Reading with Katerina Canyon

April 29 at 5:00 pm 6:00 pm PDT

Join Orca at the Lamplighters for a live reading and discussion with Katerina Canyon!

Katerina Canyon is an Award-Winning Poet, Best Selling Author, civil rights
activist, and essayist. She is a writer who has overcome some serious obstacles
and trauma. Her book Surviving Home which was released on November 9, 2021,
is a collection of poems that serve as a memoir of the trauma she experienced
and overcame.

Concisely arresting and challenging the beliefs of family and the fantasies of
tradition, the poems in Surviving Home show that home is a place that you
endure rather than a place where you are nurtured. With unyielding cadence and
unparalleled sadness and warmth, Katerina Canyon contemplates the prejudice
and limitations buried in a person’s African American heritage: parents that
seem to care for you with one hand and slap you with the other, the secret
desires to be released from the daily burdens of life, as well as the surprising
ways a child chooses to amuse herself. Finding resilience in the unexpected, this
collection tears down the delicate facades of family.

“A harrowing collection by a Pushcart Prize–nominated poet… The poet’s language
can also be visceral and gripping … An often cathartic and poignant set of poems
about endurance and the cycle of abuse.” – Kirkus Reviews

Details

Date:
April 29
Time:
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.orcabooks.com/event/live-event-katerina-canyon-lamplighters

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Orca Books Co-op
Phone:
360.352.0123
Email:
co-op@orcabooks.com
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Lamplighters

211 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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(360) 742-3107
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