Pascal’s Fire: Montreal Launch!
351 Av. Duluth E
Montréal, QC H2W 1J3
Join us for the launch of Kristina Bresnen‘s debut poetry collection, Pascal’s Fire! Kristina will be reading from the collection, followed by a Q&A and book signing; there will also be a reading by Carolyn Marie Souaid. The launch will take place at De Stiil Booksellers on Thursday, April 27 at 7PM.
More details here.
Get your copy of Pascal’s Fire here!
An unnamed speaker navigates a world where God comes in the shape of a cardinal, speaks in the voice of Georgia O’Keeffe, and paints the desert with bones.
Driven by sound, heartbreak, and the baffling limits and possibilities of language, a nameless speaker sets out into a dream-like wilderness where lyric and narrative meet, time dissolves, and figures as various as Moses, the apostle Paul, Virginia Woolf, Blaise Pascal, and Zora Neale Hurston gather in a colloquy. Born from a region of preachers and stuttering prophets, from the gift of tongues and psalms of lament and praise, Pascal’s Fire negotiates the wonder of the unknown and the tension of belief and confronts the vulnerability of speech where it brushes up against death and grief, wind and desert heat, unquenchable thirst and the steady sound of an IV drip.
Kristina Bresnen has published poems in Canada and the US. She is from Montreal and currently lives in Vancouver.