Wed. April 19, 2017:
ULRIKKA GERNES & JOHN NYMAN
Landon Branch Library
167 Wortley Rd., London, ON
Events ~ once a month, on Wed. evenings
Readings at 7:30pm
Pre-reading workshop at 6:30pm
Questions? Email us at poetrylondon.ca at gmail.com
or call the Landon Library at 519-439-6240
Ulrikka S. Gernes was born 1965 in Sweden to Danish parents. She is the author of eleven collections of poetry, as well as short stories, essays, art criticism, lyrics, texts for children and travel writing. In 2001 A Sudden Sky, selected poems translated into English by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen, was published by Brick Books. Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, also translated from the Danish by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen, was published by Brick Books in the autumn of 2015, and recently short-listed for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She has read at Canadian festivals including Eden Mills, Thin Air Winnipeg, Kingston Writers Fest, Calgary Wordfest, Vancouver Writers fest, and IFOA Toronto, as well as numerous other locations around the world. She is managing the estate and artistic legacy of her father Poul Gernes and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark with her teenage daughter.
John Nyman’s first collection, Players, was released with Palimpsest Press in April 2016. His verse, visual, and conceptual poems and poetics have also appeared in a variety of print and online publications including Rampike, (parenthetical), Cordite Poetry Review, and Hamilton Arts and Letters. Originally from Toronto, John is currently completing a PhD in Theory and Criticism at Western University in London, Ontario.