Saskatchewan’s first poet laureate, Glen Sorestad, with over twenty volumes of poetry to his credit, is on the road this autumn holidaying and touring his latest collection of poetry throughout Southwestern Ontario. He has made Owen Sound and environs one of his destinations. On Tuesday, September 14th, he will read from What We Miss at The Downtown Bookstore at 7:30pm. Past Owen Sound poet laureate Liz Zetlin will moderate and Glen will be accompanied onstage by Whitby author Karen Cole reading from her memoir Lifting the Veil.
What We Miss is a collection coloured with both curiosity and nostalgia and framed as a personal montage. Sorestad’s free verse captures the flora and fauna, the natural rhythms and colour of Saskatchewan. Occasionally they are descriptions of urban and rural landscapes, other times they are memories of people and places who have left imprints upon him. Celebrating the ordinary and seeing the mystery in all moments of life remains his poetic priority.
There is no admission charge to attend.