Rattlesnake Plantain by Heidi Greco

I loved this book of poetry. Heidi’s words evoked imagery that made me laugh out loud, nod knowingly, blush furiously, and feel sadly. One of my favourite poems “Alberta Visitor” summarizes how I feel when I leave our oceanfront existence on the Westcoast to visit family in Edmonton:

houses here      so far from anything
make me want to knock on doors
ask      how did I/you
ever get here

Please read it! (Submitted by Meghan).

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Jabbering with Bing Bong by Kevin Spenst

I laughed out loud and read aloud, relishing Kevin Spenst’s fantastic way with words. This is a book of poetry chronicling his upbringing in Surrey, delving into issues of religion, mental health, politics, culture, and the always interesting experience of growing up. I really enjoyed it. Kevin is a great speaker and I can’t wait to hear him share his poetry in person. (Submitted by Meghan).

Meet Kevin at Authors Among Us: Remembering the Past in Poetry and Prose at Guildford Library on Wed, Nov 4 at 6:30pm. Call 604-598-7374 to save your spot.

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