Prairie Fire presents Robert Currie with Di Brandt & Sue Sorensen
Friday, February 15
7:00 PM: The Travel Alcove
McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue
Robert Currie is a poet and ction writer, and the author of nine books, most recently Running in Darkness (Coteau, 2006), a finalist for the Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award, and Witness (Hagios, 2009), a finalist for the Saskatchewan Book of the Year. In 2009 Currie was honoured with the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. From 2007 to 2010 he served two terms as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate.
Di Brandt is one of Canada's most loved and admired poets. Her internationally celebrated and award-winning poetry titles include questions i asked my mother; Agnes in the sky; Jerusalem, beloved; Now You Care; and Walking to Mojácar with translations by Charles Leblanc and Ari Belathar. Di Brandt has lived in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Toronto, Windsor (Ontario) and Berlin. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Literature and Creative Writing at Brandon University, Manitoba.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Sue Sorensen now lives in Winnipeg, where she is a professor of English literature at Canadian Mennonite University. She has published fiction and poetry and numerous scholarly articles, and has edited a collection of essays on western Canadian literature, titled West of Eden. A Large Harmonium, her first novel, won the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book at the Manitoba Book Awards.