R.I.P Irene Howard (1922 – 2023)

“Irene Howard (left) wrote an important bio of  the first woman to be elected to Vancouver City Council. But she is probably best known for the memoir about her immigrant mining family.FULL STORY




August 09th, 2021

“What job could be more important than caring for your husband?” a doctor says to the poet Jane Munro when her husband of twenty years is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Munro reveals the pain of watching a partner approach death as well as the exhaustion of caretaking and the regret in seeing one’s life narrow and diminish in her memoir Open Every Window (D&M $28.95 h.c.) due in September. Munro’s collection of poems Blue Sonoma (Brick Books, 2014) won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Based in Vancouver, Munro has taught creative writing at universities across B.C. and given readings around the world. 9781771622967   

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