Pascal’s Fire: Vancouver Launch!

June 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Historic Joy Kogawa House
1450 W 64th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6P 2N4
Pascal's Fire: Vancouver Launch! @ Historic Joy Kogawa House | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Join us in Vancouver for the launch of Kristina Bresnen‘s debut poetry collection, Pascal’s Fire! Kristina will read from the collection, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Local poets Heidi Greco and Hari Alluri will also read. The event will take place at the Historic Joy Kogawa House on Thursday, June 15 at 7PM PDT.

More details here.

Grab 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.