Dr. Sean Wiebe launches a new book of poetry, September 22

Blue Waiting is a collection of poems from Wiebe and Celeste Snowber
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Blue Waiting is published by Acorn Press

UPEI’s Dr. Sean Wiebe will launch a new book of poetry Friday, September 22 at 6:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge of UPEI’s SDU Main Building. His latest work, Blue Waiting, is a collaboration with West Coast poet Celeste Snowber.

Writing on opposite coasts of Canada, Wiebe and Snowber explain the collection was formed through the geography of living. This geography takes shape in the edges of islands, mountains, families, and most of all the terrain of the inner life. In two voices, Blue Waiting explores many issues facing the coasts from both a male and female perspective.

Dr. Sean Wiebe is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island. Since the inception of the International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, he has been an integral part of the poetic inquiry community. He is the co-editor of Resonance: Poetic Inquiries of Reflection and Renewal (2016, in press), and was the co-editor of “Poetic Inquiry in/for/as,” a special issue of in education, 2014. He has been the principal investigator on four Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded projects investigating the digital economy and new literacies. His current grant, based on findings generated from multiple sites across Canada, investigates how establishing a creative ethos in schools might support teachers as contributors to Canada’s creative economy.

Dr. Celeste Snowber is a dancer, writer, poet and educator, who is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Her essays and poetry have been published in journals and book chapters. She is the author of Embodied Prayer and co-author of Landscapes in Aesthetic Education. Her most recent collection of poetry is Wild Tourist. Her book, Embodied Inquiry: Writing, Living and Being through the Body, was released in 2016. She is recipient of the 2016 Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Curriculum Studies. Celeste continues to create/perform site-specific work in connection to the natural world and is presently the Artist in Residence in the UBC Botanical Garden.

Blue Waiting is published by Acorn Press. All are welcome!

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