Souvankham Thammavongsa

Tune in online or on radio to CKCU Literary Landscape tomorrow at 6:30pm to hear an interview with this treasure of a poet, Souvankham Thammavongsa.
We talk about the video projects with Kat Burns and Paramita Nath ( You can see the short films based on her poems here.), about the nature of making words public, about the act of poetry as witnessing, and about her quilts. Impressive person with poems that have a compassionate nature woven into them. Are they minimalist or realist. Listen in and see what she thinks.
Here are 3 of her poems at Canadian Poetries. There’s a great close read of her work at The Puritan by Phoebe Wang.
She’s appearing in a month at Versefest on the 29th with Light (Pedlar Press), her 3rd collection.
Tickets can now be bought online for $10 per event or $50 pass for the whole shebang.

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