Science of Poetry

Patrick Errington and Erin Noteboom

Science of Poetry

Patrick Errington and Erin Noteboom

6:00pm

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Brigantine Room

60 mins

Patrick Errington and Erin Noteboom turn the poet’s unflinching clear-eyed gaze upon the world to make meaning of our surroundings, articulating the pain and loss of environmental destruction, and exploring scientific hypotheses of emotion. Patrick Errington’s award-winning collection the swailing couldn’t be more timely in addressing ecological issues through the metaphor of ‘swailing,’ a term for the practice of controlled burns that are used in Western Canada to diminish the severity of wildfires. Erin Noteboom is a physicist turned poet. A knife so sharp its edge cannot be seen interrogates the exacting and exquisite interplay between poetry and science to reveal life’s discoveries.

Moderated by Catherine Graham.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation
Poetry

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

Patrick Errington and Erin Noteboom turn the poet’s unflinching clear-eyed gaze upon the world to make meaning of our surroundings, articulating the pain and loss of environmental destruction, and exploring scientific hypotheses of emotion. Patrick Errington’s award-winning collection the swailing couldn’t be more timely in addressing ecological issues through the metaphor of ‘swailing,’ a term for the practice of controlled burns that are used in Western Canada to diminish the severity of wildfires. Erin Noteboom is a physicist turned poet. A knife so sharp its edge cannot be seen interrogates the exacting and exquisite interplay between poetry and science to reveal life’s discoveries.

Moderated by Catherine Graham.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation
Poetry

Featured Authors

Patrick James Errington is a Scottish-Canadian poet, translator, and researcher. His poems appear worldwide in journals and anthologies, as well as in the chapbooks Glean (ignitionpress, 2018) and Field Studies (Clutag Press, 2019), and the new collection the swailing (McGill-Queens University Press, 2023). His work has won numerous awards, including the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award from the Writers’ Trust of Canada, the Callan Gordon Award from the Scottish Book Trust, and the Poetry International Prize. Patrick is also the French translator of singer-songwriter PJ Harvey’s poetry, and is currently translating the French-Romanian philosopher E.M. Cioran’s Notebooks into English for New York Review Books. As an academic, Patrick’s research draws together poetic and translation theory, cognitive psychology, and neuroaesthetics. He currently lectures at the University of Edinburgh.

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Erin Noteboom is a physicist turned poet turned children's novelist, whose honours include the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the CBC Literary Award for poetry and a Governor General's Award. She has previously published two volumes of poetry, Ghost Maps: Poems for Carl Hruska (2003) and Seal Up the Thunder (2005), as well as a memoir, The Mongoose Diaries: Excerpts from a Mother's First Year (2007). Her novels for young readers (published under her married name, Erin Bow) are Plain Kate, Sorrow's Knot, The Scorpion Rules, The Swan Riders, and the middle-grade novel Stand on the Sky, which was the winner of the 2020 Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature.

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6:00pm

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Brigantine Room

60 mins

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

What to read

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