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Antler River Poetry presents Sadiqa de Meijer & Elana Wolff
Antler River Poetry is pleased to present an evening of poetry with Sadiqa de Meijer, Elana Wolff, and local opener Shannon Arntfield (January 19th, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT).

Thank you to our generous event sponsors: London Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets, The London Public Library, Guernica Editions, Vehicule Press, Palimpsest Press, and digibee.net

Jan 19, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sadiqa de Meijer
Sadiqa de Meijer‘s most recent books are The Outer Wards (Vehicule Press, 2020) and alfabet / alphabet (Palimpsest Press, 2020), the latter of which won the 2021 Governor General's Award for nonfiction. Her poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in journals internationally, and been awarded the CBC Poetry Prize, Arc‘s Poem of the Year award, and other honours. Her first book of poetry, Leaving Howe Island, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Literature in 2014.
Elana Wolff
Elana Wolff has published six collections of poetry with Guernica Editions, including Swoon, winner of the 2020 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry. She has also published with Guernica a collection of essays on poems, and an original translation from the Hebrew of the poems of Georg Mordechai Langer—part of a flipside book including a new translation by Thor Polson of two of Franz Kafka’s later works. Elana’s poems and creative nonfiction pieces have been published in Canada and internationally, recently in Arc Poetry Magazine, Best Canadian Poetry 2021, Canadian Literature (forthcoming), The Dalhousie Review, Eclectica, Grain Magazine, GRIFFEL, The New Quarterly, Taddle Creek Magazine, and Vallum. She has taught English for Academic Purposes at York University in Toronto and at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She currently lives and works in Thornhill, Ontario. Her new collection of poems, Shape Taking, was recently released with Ekstasis Editions.
Shannon Arntfield
Shannon Arntfield is a trauma-informed therapist and emerging poet who turned to writing and psychological care in response to her lived experience as an ob/gyn, as well as mother-daughter-child. She has been mentored in her writing by Ronna Bloom, and has been published by ‘The Healers Burden: stories and poems of professional grief”, ‘The Examined Life’, and 'Snapdragon Journal'. She lives in London, Ontario.