Luke Hathaway at the FERTILE Festival of New & Inventive Works

August 21, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Great Escape Book Store
957 Kingston Rd
Toronto, ON M4E 1S8
Luke Hathaway at the FERTILE Festival of New & Inventive Works @ Great Escape Book Store | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us at knifeforkbook’s FERTILE Festival of New & Inventive Works, where Luke Hathaway (The Affirmations) will be joined in conversation by fellow poets Michael Goodfellow and Christopher Patton for readings and discussion. The event will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 3PM ET, at the Great Escape Bookstore in Toronto.

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“…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.