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After fire, Jordan Mounteer’s poetry collection rises from the ashes

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April 9th, 2017

The Nelson Public Library celebrates National Poetry Month by launching a poetry collection that, in effect, rose from the ashes.

Jordan Mounteer’s first book of poetry was printed and due to be launched when fire swept through the warehouse of Winlaw’s Sono Nis Press last summer. Now, Mounteer’s book Liminal has been reprinted by the publisher and will launch at the Library Thursday, April 20 at 7pm.

Mounteer’s poems have appeared in numerous Canadian and American publications, and his work has won or been shortlisted for CBC Poetry Prize, the Montreal International Poetry Prize, PRISM international’s Poetry Contest, The Malahat Review’s Open Season Award, CV2’s Young Buck Poetry Prize, and PRISM international’s Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize.

The collection, with ecological themes and subjects that include treeplanting, travelling, and rites of passage, “has been a long time coming,” says Mounteer. “”It’s exciting to have it finally come to fruition.”

Mounteer will also teach a free poetry workshop for teens 12 and up at the Library on April 20 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

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