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Book Launch for Shirley Camia's Children Shouldn't Use Knives and Other Tales > NOVEMBER 24

At Bay Press and Type Books invite you to the launch of Shirley Camia's Children Shouldn't Use Knives, hosted by JAZZ.FM91's Garvia Bailey.

These poems are about the journey of looking and not seeing exactly, but seeing enough. From the tiny logging towns and coastal ports in Malaysia, to the mega cities of Hong Kong and Singapore, the many places of home, family and history converge, tumbling and washing up against the rim of the poet’s “I”.

There will also be readings by Jasmine Gui, author of boke (words [on] pages, 2016). 

boke is a blue collection, a rainy collection, a walking collection.


Shirley Camia is the author of three collections of poetry: Children Shouldn't Use Knives and other Tales (At Bay Press), The Significance of Moths (Turnstone Press, 2015) and Calliope (Libros Libertad, 2011). Her work has been featured in North American publications such as The New Quarterly and the Winnipeg Free Press, and is forthcoming in TAYO and the anthology, My Lot is a Sky, from Math Paper Press in Singapore.

Jasmine Gui is the founder of Project 40 Collective and managing editor at LooseLeaf magazine. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Spectatorial, Panorama Journal Softblow, ricepaper, and Hart House Review. Her poetry chapbook, boke was published by wordsonpages this fall. 

Book Launch for Shirley Camia's Children Shouldn't Use Knives

Type Books, 883 Queen St. W

Friday, November 22, 7pm-9pm