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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.
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.