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Mon, Jun 05


TAP Centre for Creativity

Antler River Poetry presents Spring Book Launch Event

Safety Razor by Emily Osborne and Secondhand Moccasins by Melissa Schnarr.

Antler River Poetry presents  Spring Book Launch Event
Antler River Poetry presents  Spring Book Launch Event

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2023, 6:00 p.m.

TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada

About The Event

Antler River Poetry presents 

Spring Book Launch Event: Safety Razor by Emily Osborne and Secondhand Moccasins by Melissa Schnarr

Monday June 5 at 6:00pm

Join us for the London launch of Emily Osborne's debut full-length poetry book, Safety Razor (Gordon Hill Press), and Melissa Schnarr's debut chapbook, Secondhand Moccasins (Anstruther Press). Emily and Melissa will be joined by Christine Negus and Sohrab mosaheB.

***To protect vulnerable community members, attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks.***

Emily Osborne's poetry, verse translations and short fiction have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, such as Vallum, The Malahat Review, CV2, Canthius and The Literary Review of Canada. Her debut book of poetry, Safety Razor (Gordon Hill Press), is out now. Emily is originally from London, where she completed a BA in English Literature from Western University. She then earned a PhD in Old Norse Literature from the University of Cambridge and is currently at work on a full-length manuscript of Norse translations. In 2018, Emily won The Malahat Review's Far Horizons Award for Poetry. Currently, she lives on Bowen Island, BC, where she is a poetry editor for PULP Literature.

Melissa Schnarr is an Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee writer from Walpole Island First Nation, with family ties in Six Nations of the Grand River. She is also a PhD candidate at Western University whose research explores local communities' land education practices. She serves as the chair for the Indigenous Writers' Circle and her work has appeared in The Temz Review, TNQ, Luna Station Quarterly and the Yellow Medicine Review. Her first poetry chapbook, Secondhand Moccasins, is published by Anstruther Press (2023).

Christine Negus is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and recipient of the National Film Board of Canada’s Best Emerging Canadian Video/Filmmaker award. Supported through numerous research and production grants from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and London Arts Council, they have presented solo exhibitions and screenings with RPL Film Theatre, Forest City Gallery, Gallery TPW, gallerywest, Julius Caesar, The Pitch Project, Modern Fuel, and YYZ Artists’ Outlet. Negus’ creative and critical writing has been published in The Rusty Toque, Blast/Counterblast, Casual Encounters, Seeds: Alexandra Gelis, and BlackFlash Magazine. Negus has curated series such as: Broad Topics, Queer Frontiers, and Virtual Encounters.

Sohrab mosaheB (He/They/Ou) is an Iranian student of Comparative Literature in Canada. His academic research field is literary theory, specifically neocolonialism and politics of language. He has been writing poetry in his mother tongue (Persian) since he was eight and started writing in English in the late 2010s. He has published two full-length poetry collection in Persian so far and has also been published in North American Literary Magazines like Indolent Books, Solstice, Wandering Autumn, amongst others. He tends to focus on philosophical and social issues and challenge what people find self-evident. You can follow him at or @SohrabmosaheB on social media.

Learn more about Antler River Poetry HERE.

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