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Nightwood Editions and Caitlin Press Launch New Books in Sechelt


March 24, 2011

Nightwood Editions and Caitlin Press present a joint book launch for Joe Denham, Adam Pottle, Kevin McNeilly and Ursula Vaira.

The launch will be on Wednesday, April 27th at 7:30pm at the Sechelt Arts Centre (5714 Medusa). Books will be for sale by Talewind.

Joe Denham will be reading from his new novel, The Year of Broken Glass; Kevin McNeilly will be reading from his poetry collection, Embouchure; Adam Pottle will be reading from his book of poetry, Beautiful Mutants and Ursula Vaira will be reading from her poetry collection, And See What Happens: The Journey Poems.

Joe Denham is the author of two poetry collections, Flux (2003) and Windstorm (2009), and one novel, The Year of Broken Glass (2011). His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets, The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry and Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets. He lives with his wife and two children in Halfmoon Bay, BC, and works as a commercial fisherman throughout coastal British Columbia.

Kevin McNeilly lives in Vancouver, where he teaches English at the University of British Columbia. In addition to his academic publications, he has had poems published in Canadian Literature and The Antigonish Review.

Adam Pottle was born in Kamloops, BC, in 1984, and grew up in Ashcroft, Kitimat and Prince George. His first chapbook, Bereft, co-won the 2008 Barry McKinnon Chapbook Prize. He currently lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where he is pursuing a doctoral degree in English literature. Beautiful Mutants is his first full-length book.

Ursula Vaira’s poems have been published in literary journals and in anthologies. The long poem, "Frog River," was published as a chapbook and is forthcoming in the Portage Anthology. The title poem of her collection, "And See What Happens," was a finalist in the CBC Literary Competition and was published in slightly different form as a chapbook called A Thousand Miles. "Last One to Get There" was published in a chapbook titled Little Espinoza. Ursula worked at Oolichan Books for ten years then founded her own publishing house, Leaf Press, in 2001.