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Past poet laureate to launch latest book Nov. 24

Kim Fahner book launch to take place at Place des Art

Past Greater Sudbury poet laureate Kim Fahner launches her latest book of poetry, “Emptying the Ocean,” at Le Studio Desjardins at Place des Arts downtown Thursday, Nov. 24.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for book sales ($20, cash only), with a reading at 7 p.m. Enjoy music by Patrick McGuire. The launch will also be livestreamed through Fahner’s website,

“Emptying the Ocean” is a poetic journey based on the ancient Irish immram tales—the soul voyages taken by a woman who moves mystically through the four elements and the spirited Otherworld.

Water, earth, air, and fire are woven through with imagination, inspiration, and spirit. The voice of the selkie bookends the collection, and the character of the sailor finds himself caught up in her wake.

Rooted firmly in Irish myth and lore, with references to strong female figures who shapeshift and move between dimensions, there are Atlantic echoes of both Ireland and Newfoundland at work in these poems.