Kissing Keeps Us Afloat, coming in September as part of Quartet 2014, the annual four-pack of poetry titles published by Frontenac House.
Calgary launch: Sunday, Sept. 7 at John Dutton Theatre, 2 p.m.
Edmonton launch: Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Audreys Books (Jasper Ave. and 107 Street), 7 p.m.
Quartet 2014 features new poetry collections by David Bateman, Laurie MacFayden, Sharanpal Ruprai and Joan Shillington.
(‘Red Heart,’ acrylic on canvas; original painting by Laurie MacFayden.)
‘Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running — that’s the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach by the sigh of the sea out there, with the Ma-Wink fallopian virgin warm stars reflecting on the outer channel fluid belly waters.’
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums