Author Rhenish to read from his latest at UBCO

Okanagan poet and writer Harold Rhenish tells of vital role gardens and German literature play in the creation of the modern university.

  • Oct. 23, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Harold Rhenisch is reading excerpts from his soon-to-be released book, Jena: The University and the Garden, at UBC Okanagan Wednesday from noon to 2:30 p.m.  in the arts building, room 204.

The acclaimed Canadian poet and writer is nearly finished writing the story of the German stretch of the 1,000-year-old pilgrimage road from Spain to the Ukraine.

He will bring his photos, research and stories from two long trips through East Germany to tell the story of the vital role of gardens and German literature in the creation of the modern university, the modern state and even Disneyland and Scandia Golf and Games.

Rhenisch is a long-time resident of the Okanagan, and is celebrated for his pioneering work of Okanagan literary non-fiction, Out of the Interior.

The author of 27 books of poetry, fiction, essays, translation and a memoir, Rhenish has won national and provincial awards for his literary nonfiction, journalism, poetry and drama, and works as an editor of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

His most recent books are Motherstone: B.C’s Volcanic Plateau, A Recipe for Perry, and a new book of poems, The Spoken World (Hagios). He is also  author of the blog Okanaganokanogan, which re-imagines the Okanagan as one country across Canada/U.S. and settler/Aboriginal borders.

 

 

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