Award-winning poets Sue Sinclair and Nick Thran will read from their work on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 7:30pm in the Alumni Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building at UNB Fredericton.
Sue Sinclair is the author of five acclaimed collections of poetry. Her most recent book, Heaven's Thieves, won the 2017 Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Sinclair’s work meditates on the power of beauty and art while probing the sharp spaces of grief, illness, and conscience. A graduate of the UNB Creative Writing Masters program, Sinclair also holds an MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto. A former Writer-in-Residence at UNB, she again lives and works in Fredericton, where she is a professor in the English Department and Co-Director of Creative Writing.
Nick Thran, whose second poetry collection, Earworm, won the Trillium Book Award, considers the “abdication and acceptance of responsibilities and inheritance: be they civic, personal, poetic” in his most recent collection, Mayor Snow (Nightwood Editions, 2015). Originally from British Columbia, he lives in Fredericton where he continues to write and work as a poetry editor for Brick Books.
The reading, sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, the UNB Department of English, the UNB Bookstore, and The Fiddlehead, is free and open to the public.