Vernon author releases new book of poetry

Reading to take place tonight at local library

Vernon local John Lent has released a new book of poems across Canada.

A Matins Flywheel, set in Vernon, is Lent’s 11th book and tonight, Sept. 26, he, and fellow Vernon author Kerry Gilbert, will perform a reading at the Okanagan Regional Library in Vernon.

Both Lent and Gilbert, author of Little Red, are a part of an energetic and explosive community of Okanagan writers.

“In some way,” he said. “The Okanagan Valley has one of the most vibrant and exciting professional writers’ communities in the country.”

“Kerry Gilbert is one of those dazzling young writers and it will be so much fun to read with her.”

Lent said his own book comes from a place of longtime coming.

“I wanted to write a series of meditations or investigations on the texture of day-to-day life and I wanted them to carry a solid weight of consideration that could be played by a pianist as whimsical and spacious as Bill Evans or a bass player as subtle as Charlie Haden,” Lent said.

A Matins Flywheel also tackles issues with aging and dealing with health problems experienced first-hand and through partnerships.

Lent will tour his new book of poems through a series of readings with stops in Kelowna, Nelson, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The former Okanagan College literature professor lives in Vernon with his wife Jude Clarke, a visual artist.

The event kicks off at Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m and is free to attend.

READ MORE: Stolen husky mascot costume returned to Prince George humane society

READ MORE: North Okanagan First Nation premiéres 6 new local films


@caitleerach
Caitlin.clow@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City of Vernon to redirect reclaimed water into Okanagan Lake

MacKay Reservoir nears capacity; city to reflow water into lake near Kin Beach

Visit Russia, Japan with Vernon’s Grannies in Travelogue series

The 10th season of Travelogue presentations is underway with two more to go

Suspect arrested in brazen Vernon armed robbery

Employee suffers minor injuries from incident during the middle of the day

Secondary dwellings in North Okanagan’s ALR not banned: Ministry

Provincial changes require additional approval for mobile, manufactured homes on farmland in RDNO

Queen Silver Star’s top royal talents revealed

Three candidates named finalists following talent showcase

ICBC to bring in ranking system for collision, glass repair shops

Change comes after the much-maligned auto insurer has faced criticism for sky-high premiums

‘It was just so fast’: B.C. teen recalls 150-metre fall down Oregon mountain

Surrey’s Gurbaz Singh broke his leg on Mount Hood on Dec. 30

Kelowna author Irwin Wislesky to release science-fiction novel on time travel

Invisible Footprints in Time follows Maxine Samuels and her quest back in time to save the future

Third woman files sexual harassment suit against former Kelowna Mountie

Brian Mathew Burkett left the RCMP in August 2017

Deer rescued after falling through ice on Skaha Lake near Penticton

Deer likely chased onto the lake by a coyote; tail missing, injuries not critical.

Penticton highschool student organizing fundraiser to support local boy’s battle against cancer

Sonja Leboe of Princess Margaret is selling donuts at Walmart on Jan. 24 for Wills Hodgkinson

Driver of speedboat in fatal Shuswap Lake houseboat collision denied parole

Court says Leon Reinbrecht unwilling to accept culpability for “reckless, thrill-seeking behaviour”

Osoyoos RCMP officer charged with indecent act to have RCMP hearing held in-camera

Const. Ryan Fulcher of the Osoyoos RCMP is being investigated internally for an alleged indecent act

Most Read