|The cover of The Trouble with Beauty, by Bruce Rice|
The Regina launch was held this week at the Slate Fine Art Gallery, with a capacity crowd in attendance. (I'd never been to this new gallery before — it's a fine place for an event like this. Space for a great reading circle of chairs, signing and food tables, and a cash bar.)
Bruce has written a stunning collection, with evocative, story-telling poems about this prairie landscape we love. The poems are accompanied by black and white images by photographer Dennis J. Evans — and I really like the landscape format of The Trouble with Beauty because of the play this allows for both of their work.
A sample of The Trouble with Beauty is available on the publisher's website. Seven poems and a few images. Visit. Read! (Buy?)
|Bruce Rice reading (primarily...) from The Trouble with Beauty|
|Photographer Dennis J Evans|
and poet Bruce Rice
|Coteau publisher Nik Burton|
encouraging all to buy the book.
Thanks to all for a great evening!
(I'm looking forward to spending more time with The Trouble with Beauty.)