Several guests will help to welcome poet Cecily Nicholson to the University of Windsor during the Feb. 22 reading marking the start of her month-long term as writer-in-residence.
A poet and the author of the collections Triage, From the Poplars, and Wayside Sang — winner of the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language poetry — Nicholson will read from her work over MS Teams.
English students will deliver “homage riffs” as part of the event: senior undergraduates Brandon Cormier and Rawand Mustafa and Master’s candidate Jade Wallace.
In addition, former poet laureate of Canada Fred Wah, author of more than 20 books and a winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry himself, will engage Nicholson in a conversation on poetry in conclusion to the one-hour event.
It begins at 7 p.m. Monday and is free and open to the public; attend the event live.