ARS: Nov. 23

Author Reading Series
23 November 2021 @ 7:00 PM PST
Tanya Lukin Linklater
Alasadair Rees
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Join us on Tuesday November 23, 2021, 7:00 PM PST (Zoom) for the first event of the Author Reading Series to participate in a reading by Tania Lukin Linklater, who will be reading from “Slow Scrape” (2020), and Alasdair Rees who will be reading from “Mon Ecologie” (2021). The evening will also feature readings by student writers from Selkirk College Creative Writing Program.

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About “Slow Scrape” (2020):

Slow Scrape is, in the words of Layli Long Soldier, “an expansive and undulating meditation on time, relations, origin and colonization.” Lukin Linklater draws upon documentary poetics, concrete-based installations, event scores, and other texts composed in relation to performances written between 2011 and 2018. The book cites memory, Cree and Alutiiq languages, and embodiment as modes of relational being and knowledge. The book unfolds a poetics of relation and action to counter the settler colonial violences of erasure, extraction, and dispossession. Slow Scrape can be read alongside Lukin Linklater’s practice as a visual artist and choreographer.

Slow Scrape includes an introduction by Layli Long Soldier, as well as a dialogue between Lukin Linklater and editor Michael Nardone.

– 6.5” x 9.25”
– 108 pg
– Interior Printed 1 Colour Risograph (Blue)
– Edition of 250

About the Author:

Tanya Lukin Linklater’s performances, videos, installations, and writings work through orality and embodiment – investigating histories of Indigenous peoples’ lives, lands, and structures of sustenance. She has studied at Stanford University, the University of Alberta, and, presently, at Queen’s University, where she is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies. While Lukin Linklater’s Alutiiq homelands are in southern Alaska (Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions), she has lived and worked in Nbisiing Anishnabek territory in northern Ontario, Canada for more than a decade. Slow Scrape is her first collection of poetry.

Series Editors Nathan Brown and Michael Nardone
Design & Layout by LOKI

Published by The Centre for Expanded Poetics & Anteism


About “Mon Ecologie” (2021):

In this collection of poems, the ecology in question is at once that of the internal self and that of the external world. Through an intermingling of physics and philosophy, the poet unravels layers of meaning, examining the processes of nature and the mundane realm of objects, tracing their transformations and mapping their locations.

About the Author:

Alasdair Rees lives and works on Treaty 6 territory in Saskatoon where he teaches French at the University of Saskatchewan. He was Saskatchewan’s first Youth Poet Laureate and is a former associate editor of Grain magazine. His work was longlisted for the 2020 Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize and has been published by Moeubius, GUTS magazine, Urbania, and Metatron Press. His first book, Mon écologie, comes out in June 2021.


The Author Reading Series is generously supported by Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

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