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Zieroth at Capilano branch

November 19th, 2014

The public is invited to join the Capilano Library, 32 Books and Harbour Publishing for the book launch of Albrecht Durer and me (Harbour, $18.95), the newest poetry collection from Governor-General’s Award-winning poet David Zieroth. The Capilano library will host the event on Thursday, November 27 at 7pm, and books will be available for sale from 32 Books.

Albrecht Durer and me is an autobiographical travelogue following the author’s journeys through Europe, which explores the transformative effect of dislocation. Inspired by and responding to art and music, history and war, architecture and place, Zieroth unearths the knowledge that can be realized only by leaving home.

Attentive, humble and expertly crafted, Albrecht Durer and me is a travel diary rife with stirring imagery, sensory detail and eloquent reflection, narrated with an honest, mature voice.

Zieroth, a longtime resident of North Vancouver, has published numerous books of poetry including The Fly in Autumn, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in 2009, and How I Joined Humanity at Last, which won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. He taught at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC, before retiring and founding The Alfred Gustav Press.

The Capilano Library is located at 3045 Highland Boulevard in North Vancouver. Admission to the event is free, and everyone is welcome to attend, although pre-registration is requested. For more information, or to register for the event, please phone the library at (604) 987-4471, local 8175.

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