July 17th Features

John Terpstra and Deena Kara Shaffer

 

John Terpstra:

John Terpstra
John Terpstra has published nine books of poetry and three of creative non-fiction. His work has been short-listed for the Governor General’s Award, the Raymond Souster Award, the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction and the BC Award for Canadian Non-fiction, Brilliant Falls by John Terpstra and has won the CBC Radio Literary Prize for Poetry, the Bressani Poetry Prize, and several Hamilton Arts Book Awards.

His latest book of poetry is Brilliant Falls, and his publisher, Gaspereau Press, will soon release (fall 2014) The House With the Parapet Wall, a new work of non-fiction.

He lives in downtown Hamilton, where he is self-employed as a cabinetmaker and carpenter.
 
 

Deena Kara Shaffer:

Deena Kara Shaffer
Deena Kara Shaffer’s poetry has appeared in many magazines including The Dalhousie Review, FreeFall, Canadian Voices: Volume 2. The Grey Totewas short-listed for the Marina Nemat Award. Currently a Learning Specialist at Ryerson University, Shaffer lives in Toronto.The Grey Tote by Deena Kara Shaffer
 
The Grey Tote is impressive for its attitude and language–its direct expression of fear, its realization of mortality in the technological labyrinth. The style is direct, spare, hard, clear, but with elegance and significant whimsy.”

A.F. Moritz

 
 
 
 
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