Join the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Irina Moga’s Sea Glass Circe through a Toronto Lit Up launch!
“Then there is the small matter of a poem, to be settled in the hours ahead,” writes Irina Moga in Sea Glass Circe. But how is such a settlement to be reached to a reader’s satisfaction – and how does one go about it?
Through the reinterpretation of feelings and sensorial cues, the author aims to create an opening towards that perplexing and mutual poetic concord. In Sea Glass Circe, Irina Moga recasts themes from classical mythology in an everyday setting, in a low key interrogation on the essence of love. Within the covers of the book, the author pins tiny poems to elicit the reader’s own creative moods in a passage forged through words.
Irina Moga’s poems in Sea Glass Circe are meant to be read on a subway train or busy airport, copied on origami paper or embedded in a social media update: “Time – an echo zipped tight by dreams.”
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Irina Moga is a Toronto-based writer and member of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC). Sea Glass Circe, published in December 2019, is her fourth book of poetry. Irina previously wrote two poetry books in Romanian and obtained two literary awards. Pictopoems of Berlin, co-authored with the German artist Tatiana Arsénie, was released in 2018. Irina’s poems, reviews and short fiction have appeared in literary magazines in Canada and the US.