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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 28th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Poet and playwright Shannon Bramer lives in Toronto. Previous collections of poetry include: suitcases and other poems (winner of the 2000 Hamilton & Region Best Book Award), scarf, and The Refrigerator Memory. She regularly conducts poetry workshops for students of all ages. An illustrated collection of poems for very young children in forthcoming from Groundwood Books in the spring of 2019. Precious Energy is her first full-length collection in over a decade.
Precious Energy by Shannon Bramer is a uniquely playful collection of vibrantly sad, peculiar, and often funny poems about domestic life, motherhood and the baffled child that remains within us all. Featuring a coterie of subjects, from fish sticks and LEGO pieces to mothers too tired to have sex and solitary swans in everyone’s basement, these poems dexterously navigate a landscape of domestic isolation, insecure attachments, and confused personal boundaries with honesty and unexpected humour.