Lorna Goodison Poetry Reading

Lorna Goodison

Lorna Goodison Poetry Reading

Lorna Goodison

6:00pm

Sunday, October 2

Outdoor Stage, October 2 at 6pm ET

Don’t miss a reading from influential, internationally renowned Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison. Goodison is the author of 14 books of poetry, in addition to short story and essay collections. Her significant body of work is enchanting, humorous, intelligent and offers an authentic voice on subjects of culture, family and heritage. Goodison’s latest poetry collection, Mother Muse, is the first to be published in Canada in nine years. Seamlessly weaving together the personal with the political, Goodison returns with an evocative set of poems that tell the forgotten stories of history. Mother Muse is a collection based on Jamaican lore and tradition focusing on two iconic female figures in Jamaican music: Sister Mary Ignatius and Anita ‘Margarita’ Mahfood.

Duration: 30 minutes

This event will be presented as part of the free, outdoor events at #FestofAuthors22, taking place on the stage in the park and open to the general public. Find the venue on the Festival map here.

Reading

Outdoor Stage, October 2 at 6pm ET

Don’t miss a reading from influential, internationally renowned Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison. Goodison is the author of 14 books of poetry, in addition to short story and essay collections. Her significant body of work is enchanting, humorous, intelligent and offers an authentic voice on subjects of culture, family and heritage. Goodison’s latest poetry collection, Mother Muse, is the first to be published in Canada in nine years. Seamlessly weaving together the personal with the political, Goodison returns with an evocative set of poems that tell the forgotten stories of history. Mother Muse is a collection based on Jamaican lore and tradition focusing on two iconic female figures in Jamaican music: Sister Mary Ignatius and Anita ‘Margarita’ Mahfood.

Duration: 30 minutes

This event will be presented as part of the free, outdoor events at #FestofAuthors22, taking place on the stage in the park and open to the general public. Find the venue on the Festival map here.

Reading

Featured Authors

Lorna Goodison is the author of 14 books of poetry, three short-story collections, and an essay collection. Her acclaimed memoir, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People (2009) was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the Trillium Award, and won the B.C. Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Born in Jamaica, Goodison has taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan, and now lives in British Columbia. Goodison was Jamaica's Poet Laureate from 2017 to 2020 and was the recipient of The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2019.

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6:00pm

Sunday, October 2

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