Laura K McRae is releasing her poetry collection, Were There Gazelle, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! Join Pedlar Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event.
The speaker in Laura K. McRae’s debut poetry collection, Were There Gazelle, has travelled long and hard, wide open to the world. The poems explore how moments can become fixed points in our memory, and how the senses and the strangeness of travel can awaken us to links between past and present, place and time. “There is no shelter in folklore,” McRae writes, “we taste what is to come/ in what once was. [M]oments scour our passage, / clear it of debris–/human discourse and rot–a few shining pebbles/ left to bruise our feet.”
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.
Laura K. McRae is a teacher in Toronto, Ontario, where she lives and writes. Her chapbook, Distributaries, was published in 2016 by Frog Hollow Press. Were There Gazelle (Pedlar Press 2020) is her first full-length collection.