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Award-winning Poet David Zieroth Launches New Collection

Posted: April 24, 2009

Join award-winning poet David Zieroth for a book launch to celebrate the publication of his newest collection of poetry, The Fly in Autumn, at 32 Books, 3185 Edgemont Boulevard in North Vancouver, on Friday, May 1 at 7:30pm.

The Fly in Autumn is a nuanced work with an absurdist twist in which recognizable landscapes—of North Vancouver quays and piers and harbour fog—are sometimes irrevocably altered by "water-light" into places of the mind alive with "the hundred thousand thoughts everyone collects in a day." Risking unease, using language both tender and ironic, Zieroth's poems range from the cockiness of flight, from Dick and Jane readers to insurance clerks and blind nurses, and to the inevitability of decline. Still, the poet remains alert to the re-emergence of "his boyhood hope: to be brave, to ship out, to learn to sleep on waves."

For more information about the book launch, please call 32 Books at (604) 980-9032.