Reads from her acclaimed book Landscape of The Wait
Sunday Dec. 17th @ 3pm
Landscape of The Wait is a poetic response to the trauma and uncertainty of a teenager’s car crash and year-long coma. The young man’s aunt and a poet, Jami Macarty, offers poems to try to make sense of crisis and liminal spaces between life and death, consciousness and coma, light and darkness, sameness and change. Her words enact the energies of living in the extended limbo that lurk around every corner for every auto driver and passenger and family member.
Jami Macarty teaches contemporary poetry and creative writing at Simon Fraser University, advises and edits the online poetry journal The Maynard, and writes Peerings & Hearings-Occasional Musings on Arts in the City of Glass, a blog series for Drunken Boat. A recipient of grants from Banff Center and BC Arts Council, her poems appear in American and Canadian journals, including Arc Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Fiddlehead, Prism international, Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, Verse Daily, and Volt.