Thursday, January 30
128 Sterling Road, Lower Level
Join House of Anansi Press for an evening of poetry, dance, colouring, and creativity as we celebrate the launch of Not One of These Poems Is About You by Teva Harrison.
Teva was an important friend of House of Anansi, and we’re honoured to be publishing her posthumous collection of poetry and drawings. We learned so much from Teva about what it means to be human, and how to live and love with an open heart, through good times and bad. We will miss her terribly but her spirit lives on in her work, and in this new book, and for that we are grateful.
This event will celebrate the creativity that lives in all of us, and the publication of a book that Teva was so proud to create.
Not One of These Poems Is About You
In this remarkable, frank, and gut-wrenching mix of words and images, Teva continues on her journey, grappling with what it means to live with metastatic breast cancer. She plunges deep into her inner world, shadowing the progression of the disease. Reality takes on sharp edges: the swell of cancer and its retreat with chemo. Her inner corporeal reality versus her outer manifestation of health, vitality, and femininity. Holding fast to the great love of her life, while preparing to leave him behind. Contemplating who she was before cancer, and who she is now.
Starkly honest and wholly profound, Not One of These Poems Is About You distills life to its essence. Teva Harrison continues to gift the world with her clear-eyed insight and her open heart.