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Poetry and music chapbook launch

March 08th, 2023

Isabella Mori (at right) will be launching her chapbook Not So Pretty Haiku at an event called Enchanted Plants, Enchanted Sounds at the historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver’s Marpole neighbourhood.

Mori will be joined by her jazz musician husband Glenn Mori, taking visitors on a journey of melancholic poetry, nature images and melodic improvisation. (Listen to Glenn playing here.)

Participants will have a chance to write their own poetry.

The ticket price ($20) includes a copy of the chapbook and a cocktail — or mocktail.


Date and time: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 4 to 5:30pm
Location: Historic Joy Kogawa House 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: $20

Sign up at this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/enchanted-plants-enchanted-sounds-tickets-559796385057

This event is also available on Zoom. Just sign up on Eventbrite and then email info@kogawahouse.com to say you’d prefer to join via Zoom and you will be emailed the Zoom link. Zoom participants will receive the chapbook by mail with their ticket order.

Chapbooks will also be available for sale and signing at the event.


Isabella Mori has self-published two previous books of poetry, A bagful of haiku — 87 imperfections and Isabella Mori’s Teatable Book.

She won the Cecilia Lamont prize for poetry in 2018. Mori also writes short stories, novels and non-fiction.

Mori has a Masters in Education and works in the mental health/addiction field. She lives in Vancouver.

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