Chances are you’ve read Trish’s poetry that “makes a perfect mess of so much human experience that’s been too tidily categorized” (Michael V. Smith). Drawing on personal history and theory, anthropological and psychoanalytic archives, her lyric and language poetry has been your summer reading, we hope.
Metonymy’s edition of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 (originally published in the US by Roof Books in 2014) includes a new cover design by artists Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li as well as some new poems. This, combined with Trish’s always thoughtful stage presence, means you won’t want to miss this event.
Trish will be joined by local writers natalie hanna and Faizal Deen.
Free admission. All are welcome.
About the readers:
Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of Wanting in Arabic (TSAR 2002, 2013) and Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 (Roof 2014, Metonymy 2017) and co-editor of special issues of Canadian Review of American Studies 35.2 (2005) and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 1.4 (2014). The 2013 edition of Wanting in Arabic won the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction. At the University of Winnipeg she organized the conferences Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres. Currently an assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University, she is a member of the editorial boards of TSQ, Eoagh, and Topia.
Faizal Deen is a Guyanese poet & scholar. Adopted into Canada by an abusive White parent, his work focuses primarily on themes of representational violence & the politics of beauty. He lives in Ottawa with Sabrina, a cocker spaniel. He is the author of The Greatest Films, and A Land without Chocolate.
Natalie Hanna is a queer Ottawa lawyer of Middle Eastern heritage, whose writing focusses on feminist, political, and personal themes. She runs battleaxe (small) press, is the Administrative Director of the Sawdust Reading Series, and serves as newsletter editor and board member at Arc Poetry Magazine. Her work has appeared with above/ground press, in/words, and phafours press, among others.