Reading to feature award-winning poet

Author, poet and typographer Robert Bringhurst will read from his most recent collection, Selected Poems, in a free public event presented by the Humanities Research Group and BookFest Windsor on Wednesday evening at the Freed-Orman Conference Centre.

His books include 16 collections of poetry as well as the 1999 study of a Native American oral literature, A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World, which was nominated for a Governor General’s award, and the reference works The Elements of Typographical Style and The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada.

Among his honours, Bringhurst received the Macmillan Prize for Poetry in 1975, won British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, served as a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry, and was writer-in-residence at the universities of Edinburgh, Winnipeg, and Western Ontario.

His address Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m. He will follow it by signing his books, which will be available for purchase.