Join Carla Funk in Gloryland's homeland of Vanderhoof, BC, for a night of poetry and music. Accompanied by Greg Ventin of Rosewood's Diary, Carla will be reading from her latest collection of poetry, Gloryland. Event starts at 7:30pm at the Vanderhoof Public Library.
Carla Funk, in her fifth book of poetry, illuminates the small and marvelous marginalia of earth, like the glistening trail of a snail en route, and looks prophetically to the not-so-distant future where cities burn and the body falls to ruin. A meditation on endings, intermingling wonder and praise with question and elegy, Gloryland offers poems for an apocalyptic age.
Born and raised in Vanderhoof, B.C., one of the earliest Mennonite settlements in the province, Carla Funk now lives and teaches writing in Victoria, where she served as the city’s inaugural poet laureate from 2006-2008. Her previous books of poetry include The Sewing Room and Apologetic.