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Katonah Poetry Series: Carla Funk

November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


On Sunday, November 5, the Katonah Poetry Series will complete its 50th anniversary celebration with a reading by noted Canadian poet Carla Funk. Funk was born and raised in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, one of the earliest Mennonite settlements in the province. She now lives in Victoria, where she served as the city’s inaugural poet laureate from 2006 to 2008.

In her poetry, “Funk works between polarities as she sifts through nature, the sacred, the rural, and the past while giving way to the urgings of the profane, the urban, and the present.” (Gillian Sze, Rhubarb) She has published five books of poetry including Gloryland (Turnstone Press, 2016), Apologetic (Turnstone, 2010), and The Sewing Room (Turnstone, 2006). Her work has appeared in seven anthologies, including Hammer & Tongs: A Smoking Lung Anthology (Smoking Lung Press, 1999) and Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets (Harbour Publishing, 1995).

Ms. Funk will be reading from her book Gloryland.

Doors open at 3:30pm for seating. Admission is $10 donation, students are free with a valid ID.


November 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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