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Book Launch with Peter Cantelon
October 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Official Book Launch for Local Writer’s Bestselling Collection
Morden, Manitoba; Sept. 26, 2022// Morden, Manitoba writer and poet Peter Cantelon first collection of poetry entitled Psalms of Bone & Sinew will have its official launch on October 15 from 2-3:30 pm at the Pembina Hills Arts Centre (PHAC) in Morden.
The collection reached number one on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list and spent weeks in the top 10 Hot New Releases in Canada for poetry.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support this book launch,” said Tricia Dyck, the Administrative Coordinator for PHAC. “Part of our mandate is to provide exposure to local artists’ and writers’ works. When people take the time to connect with Cantelon’s poetry they will identify with themes related to the messiness of life – the good, the bad and the ugly.”
The launch will feature a reading by Cantelon as well as a time for book signing and some Q&A. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. People can purchase a copy of the book at the event to be signed or bring a copy they already own.
Cantelon started writing poetry when he was 17 years old in his hometown of Guelph, Ontario where he first heard the great Canadian author Timothy Findley read (and got his first author’s signed copy of a book).
A life-long passion for writing and poetry, Cantelon has been scribbling continuously for more than 36 years now, almost 18 years in Morden. If there is a single, uninterrupted thread in his life it is his writing, which has evolved as he moved.
Cantelon’s honest, enigmatic poetry reflects his attention to meter, rhythm and structure. Most of his poems are free verse with a mix of rhyming and what he calls free-rhyme (a mix of free verse and rhyme in a single poem). Cantelon’s influences have been many and diverse including but not limited to Margaret Atwood, Irving Layton, Sappho, Charles Bukowski, Edgar Allan Poe, John Donne, Ted Hughes and more recently international writers such as Japanese poet Kenji Miyazawa, Ukrainian poet Todos Osmachka and Persian poet Forough Farrokhzad.
His poems have been published in various journals and magazines including Poetry Scotland, Synaesthesia, Bricolage, Geez and the award-winning Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts.
Cantelon is the executive director of the Winnipeg-based non-profit The Jubilee Fund and has been a regular award-winning columnist for more than 12 years with the Winkler-Morden Voice.
The 121 page volume – Psalms of Bone & Sinew can be purchased at Amazon.
For more information about the event visit www.pembinahillsarts.com. For more info about the book www.cantelon.org/books or contact the author at Cantelon@gmail.com.