Sat, Aug 07



Eat This: Poetry in the Garden with Susan Alexander

Explore themes of garden, love and things edible

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Eat This: Poetry in the Garden with Susan Alexander

Time & Location

Aug 07, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Amphitheatre, Bowen Island, BC, Canada

About the Event

In this poetry workshop, we will explore themes of garden, love and things edible. In Lorna Crozier’s poem “What I Gave You, Truly” she writes in the voice of Eve: “what I give you now / is Gravenstein, Spartan, Golden Delicious. / Eat this, I say, and your eyes open…” 

We will look at examples of poems (apples may feature prominently), do a quick writing exercise and then wander out into the van Berckel’s beautiful garden with senses and imaginations tingling to gather our own fruit and verses.


Susan Alexander is the author of two collections of poems, The Dance Floor Tilts, 2017, and Nothing You Can Carry, 2020, Thistledown Press. Her work has won multiple awards, including the Mitchell Prize for Faith and Poetry. Susan’s poems appear in anthologies and literary magazines in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., have ridden Vancouver buses as part of Poetry in Transit and even shown up in the woods around Whistler. She lives on Nexwlélexm/Bowen Island, B.C., the traditional territory of the Squamish people.