Lunch Poems at SFU with Raoul Fernandes & Elena Johnson
Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique vibrant exchange of poetic ideas and cadence held the third Wednesday of every month, noon to 1 pm, in the Teck Gallery at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre Campus.
The next event is Wednesday, May 18, 2016, featuring Raoul Fernandes and Elena Johnson.
RAOUL FERNANDES’ first book of poems Transmitter and Receiver (Nightwood Editions, 2015) recently won the 2016 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. It explores the difficulty of communication, the ever‐changing symbolism of language, and the nature of human interaction in the age of machines.
ELENA JOHNSON has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Awards and the Alfred G. Bailey Poetry Prize. Her first book, Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra (Gaspereau, 2015), was written at a remote ecology research station in the Yukon.