Our Familiar Hunger by Laisha Rosnau
Tuesday April 24th 7-9pm
Caetani Centre Studio Gallery
Please join local author, Laisha Rosnau, as she launches her most recent book of poetry, Our Familiar Hunger, on Tuesday, April 24th.
The award-winning writer is author of three previous collections of poetry, most recently Pluck, and the best-selling novel, The Sudden Weight of Snow. The Globe & Mail has said of Rosnau’s poetry, “One could never consider Rosnau anything but a deft explorer of the heart; she writes with passion, honesty and precision.”
Laisha Rosnau is the author of three critically acclaimed, award-winning collections of poetry and the best-selling novel, The Sudden Weight of Snow (McClelland & Stewart, 2002). Her fourth book of poetry, Our Familiar Hunger, will be published by Nightwood Editions in April 2018. Her work has been nominated for several awards, including the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award, three times for the CBC Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Award, the Raymond Souster Award, the Pacific Poetry Prize, and has won the Blue Heron Poetry Prize and the Acorn-Plantos Poetry Award. Rosnau’s work has been published across Canada, in the US, UK, and Australia. She teaches in UBC Okanagan’s Creative Studies Program. Rosnau lives in Coldstream, BC, where she and her family are resident caretakers of Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary.