Poetry from The South Asia Review
Book Launch of The Subversive Sonnets
The Subversive Sonnets is a new collection of poems by Pamela Mordecai published by The South Asia Review (TSAR).
Mordecai uses these “subversive sonnets” to overhaul the traditional sonnet form to address a range of subjects, from the tenderness of love to the terror of rape, punishment, torture, and murder.
The poet’s quest is to corral iambics into the demotic of Jamaican creoles as well as forms of English past and present. Mordecai has an unfailing ear for voices, for the music that sings and laughs and laments the stories of family, clan, and tribe, and thus celebrating life. This is Pamela Mordecai’s fifth collection of poetry.
Other books of poetry by TSAR this season: The Space That Connects Us by Mansa Trotman, Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter by Sonia Saikaley and The Perfect Unravellings of the Spirit by Irene Marques.
Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:30 pm
- Free admission
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.