When: Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 pm
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
Jan Zwicky’s newest poetry collection is Forge, which has just been released
from Gaspereau Press. Other collections include Wittgenstein Elegies(Brick
Books, 1986), The New Room (Coach House Press, 1989), Songs for Relinquishing
the Earth (Brick, 1998) which won the Governor General’s Award in 1999,
Robinson’s Crossing (Brick, 2004) which won the Dorothy Livesay Prize, and
Thirty-Seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences (Gaspereau Press, 2005). Her
books of philosophy include Lyric Philosophy (UTP, 1992; second edition,
Gaspereau, forthcoming), Wisdom & Metaphor (Gaspereau, 2003, 2nd ed., 2008),
and Plato as Artist (Gaspereau, 2009). Her poetry has been translated into
French, Spanish, Czech, and Serbo-Croatian.
Zwicky has published widely as an essayist on issues in music, poetry, philosophy,
and the environment. She has taught creative writing at the University of New Brunswick,
led numerous workshops, taught in the Writing Program at the Banff Centre for the
Arts, and lectured widely in North America and Europe. She has taught philosophy
at a number of North American universities, most recently, the University of Victoria.
She is also a violinist, with a strong interest in baroque performance practice.
Since 1986, she has edited poetry for Brick Books. A native of Alberta, she now
lives on Quadra Island, off the west coast of British Columbia.