Redeemer will host a reading and Q&A with Guelph-based poet Dr. Madhur Anand on January 19 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
Anand co-edited the anthology Regreen: New Canadian Ecological Poetry and recently published her debut collection of poems A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes with McClelland & Stewart.
Anand, who has appeared in a variety of literary magazines across North America, completed her PhD in theoretical ecology at Western University. She is currently a professor at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She lives in Guelph with her husband and three children.
Since 2001, thanks mainly to an annual grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, and in collaboration with the Hamilton Poetry Centre, we have had the honour at Redeemer University College of hosting a number of Canadian poets, both well-established and rising stars, from all across Canada. For students to meet these poets “in the flesh” and find out from their own lips about their working styles, their philosophies, their influences, their hopes, and their struggles has always been exciting and encouraging, and often eye-opening. We’re told, too, that the poets love coming to Redeemer – that they have really appreciated the warmth of their reception here, the attentive audiences, the intelligent questions, and that they have spread the word in the literary community across Canada that Redeemer is a good gig to get. Poetry is alive and well in Canada, and has lots to say!