The Affirmations: Halifax Book Launch

May 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
The Affirmations: Halifax Book Launch @ Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia | Halifax | Nova Scotia | Canada

Come on down to the Kjipuktuk/Halifax launch of The Affirmations, Luke Hathaway‘s fourth collection of poems! It is, in the words of Ali Blythe, “a trans mystical work of love and change.” The launch will be held at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax (enter on the port side), on Thursday, May 26th at 7-9 pm ADT.

Luke will be sending his book out into the world in the company of these fine friends and fellow makers: Alexander MacLeod, Raymond Sewell, Colleen (Coco) Collins, Jon Claytor. Book sales by King’s Co-op Bookstore. Admission free. Come one come all!

Check out the event page for more details here.

Order your copy of The Affirmations from Biblioasis here!


“…a trans-mystical work of love and change…”—Ali Blythe, author of Hymnswitch

The mystics who coined the phrase ‘the way of affirmation’ understood the apocalyptic nature of the word yes, the way it can lead out of one life and into another. Moving among the languages of Christian conversion, Classical metamorphosis, seasonal transformation, and gender transition, Luke Hathaway tells the story of the love that rewired his being, asking each of us to experience the transfiguration that can follow upon saying yes—with all one’s heart, with all one’s soul, with all one’s mind, with all one’s strength … and with all one’s body, too.


Luke Hathaway is a trans poet who teaches English and Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. He has been before now at some time boy and girl, bush, bird, and a mute fish in the sea. His book Years, Months, and Days was named a best book of 2018 in The New York Times. He mentors new librettists as a faculty member in the Amadeus Choir’s Choral Composition Lab, and makes music with Daniel Cabena as part of the metamorphosing ensemble ANIMA.