International poet focus of next Meet the Author at Burlington Public Library


Published August 18, 2022 at 11:36 am

The next guest at Burlington Library’s Meet the Author series is a local writer who just published her first collection of poetry.

Acclaimed Kashmiri-Canadian poet Sanna Wani will discuss and read from her highly anticipated collection of poems My Grief, the Sun.

According to a library spokesperson, in these poems, each verse is ode and elegy. The body is the page, time is a friend, and every voice, a soul.

Sharply political and frequently magical, these often-intimate poems reach for everything from Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 film, Princess Mononoke, to German Orientalist scholarship on early Islam.

Wani’s work has appeared in Brick, Poem-A-Day, and Best Canadian Poetry 2020. She lives in Mississauga, Ontario, and Srinagar, Kashmir. This is her first collection of poetry.

The free event is being held Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Central Library’s Rose Garden, 2331 New St., from 2 to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit the City website.

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