Luke Hathaway at Spring Has Sprung Reading

April 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Garden Halifax
1446 Queen St
Halifax, NS B3J 2H7
Luke Hathaway at Spring Has Sprung Reading @ The Garden Halifax | Halifax | Nova Scotia | Canada

Join four amazing poets for Eve of Poetry’s first in-person reading of 2022 in Halifax/K’jipuktuk! Featured poets include Luke Hathaway (The Affirmations, Biblioasis), Jim Johnstone (Infinity Network, Véhicule Press), Shane Nielson (You May Not Take the Sad and Angry Consolations, Goose Lane Editions), and Phoebe Wang (Waking Occupations, McClelland and Stewart). The reading will be followed by a brief discussion, and The Garden offers a delightful array of drinks and food. The event will take place on Friday, April 22 at 6:30 PM ET.

More info available here!

Get 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.