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The Page Lectures: Fred Wah

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 from 2:30 – 4 pm
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Queen’s University welcomes – from Vancouver Former Poet Laureate of Canada and Governor General’s Award-Winning Poet Fred Wah presenting his original literary essay “The Simple”

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Fred Wah is a titan of Canadian letters, with dozens of publications, much of which is included in Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems 1962-1991 (2015). Other titles include Waiting for Saskatchewan (1985, Governor General’s Award), Diamond Grill (1996, Howard O’Hagan Short Fiction Award), and Faking It: Poetics and Hybridity (2000, Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Literature). Fred is a former Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2011-13). Most recently, he has worked with Rita Wong on a poetry map for River Relations: A Beholder’s Share of the Columbia River. A new edition of Music at the Heart of Thinking: Improvisations was published this fall.

In Honour of the Late Joanne Page

Sponsored by the English Department and The Page Lectures Fund

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