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Toronto Book Launch: Baby Book

May 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Amy Lam launches her debut book of poetry, Baby Book (Brick Books), in the company of Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Marvin Luvualu Antonio, and Fan Wu, with music by New Chance and floral arrangements by GUNNAR.

Praised by Rinaldo Walcott as “poems and a poetics of ethics,” Baby Book explores how beliefs are first formed. From a family vacation on a discount bus tour to a cosmogony based on cheese, these poems accumulate around principles of contingency and revelation. Describing the vivid tactility of growth and death—how everything is constantly, painfully remade—Lam offers a vision against the stuck narratives of property and inheritance.

The hybrid event will be live-streamed on drip-drop.tv, premiering a new platform by Lam and Oliver Husain, with sound design by Matt Smith.

Order Baby Book from Brick Books or pick up a signed copy at the launch from Another Story Bookshop.

Light refreshments will be served with a bar.

No registration required.

Auto-generated captions will be available through the livestream.

*Please note*

Guests are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited. The program and live stream will promptly starts at 3:10 PM with a performance by New Chance.

Guests are requested to wear a mask for this event.

Details

Date:
May 14, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Website:
https://www.gallerytpw.ca/babybook

Venue

Gallery TPW and Livestream
170 St. Helens Ave
Toronto, Ontario M6H 4A1 Canada
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