Toronto Launch: BLOOD

Monday October 3, 2022 at 7pm ET at GLAD DAY BOOK SHOP

499 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6

Join us in celebrating the release of Tyler Pennock’s second poetry collection, Blood, at Glad Day Bookshop! Hosted by Farzana Doctor (author of You Still Look the Same). Blood follows a Two-Spirit Indigenous person as they navigate urbanity, queerness, and a kaleidoscope of dreams, memory, and kinship.

“Conceived in the same world as their acclaimed debut, Bones, Tyler Pennock’s Blood centres around a protagonist who at first has difficulty knowing the difference between connection and pain, and we move with them as they explore what it means to want. Pennock weaves longing, intimacy, and Anishinaabe relationalities to re-centre and rethink their speaker’s relationship to the living — never forgetting non-human kin.”

Cover Image, BLOOD by Ovila Mailhot

“The poet here is engaged and unafraid to look long.”

Canisia Lubrin

“The poems in Tyler Pennock’s Blood generate a gentle music that is in turns both painful and reverent (sometimes at the same time)”

Billy-Ray Belcourt

See even announcement on Glad Day’s Facebook Page

WHEN: Monday, October 3, 2022 at 7 PM
WHERE: Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6)

TYLER PENNOCK, author of Bones (2020), is a Two-Spirit Queerdo from Faust, Alberta, and is a member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. They were adopted from a Cree and Métis family, and reunited with them in 2006. Tyler is a graduate of Guelph University’s Creative Writing MFA program (2013), as well as the University of Toronto (2009). They have lived in Toronto for the past 25 years.

FARZANA DOCTOR is the Tkaronto-based author of four critically acclaimed novels: Stealing Nasreen, Six Metres of Pavement, All Inclusive, and Seven. You Still Look the Same is her debut poetry collection. Farzana is also the Maasi behind Dear Maasi, a new sex and relationships column for FGM/C survivors. She is also an activist and part-time psychotherapist.

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