Article by Vanessa Rotondo
The latest edition showcased a collection of poetry from Rosnau‘s most recent published work, “Pluck”, and a reading from Rice’s debut novel, “Legacy”. Both making strong references to nature and one’s connection to the land, the theme of the night lay strewn across the landscape of Canadian soils and social commentary, timely lending to both recent and past historical events.
In one of her more socially poignant poems entitled, “Music Class”, Rosnau formally replies to recent Ghomeshi events highlighting the scope of strength embodied by women, who in light of such news, have the courage to own and share their personal stories. Again in Old News, she comments on the darker matters of womanhood, this time invoking the voice of a cheeky teenager, who still manages to maturely bring structure to difficult topics. She also successfully manages to bring laughter and a layer of light-heartedness back into the room, enlightening her audience with quick wit and Portlandia-inspired humour. She shares her quirks, and love for childhood literary series character, Anastasia Krupnik; the perks of living on a bird sanctuary, her obsession with CBC Radio and knack for writing lists. Smart, funny, award-winning author? Check, check, check!
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