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Poetry Reading with Susan Haldane

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

Join author, Susan Haldane, to hear from her recently published book of poetry, Hard Bargain Road.

Living, and making a living, on a farm, is a weaving of past, present and future. Join poet Susan Haldane as she discusses the stories, characters and experiences behind her recently-published poetry book Hard Bargain Road. Susan grew up in Collingwood Township and now farms with her husband in northern Ontario.

Hard Bargain Road offers an intimate view of contemporary life in a rural community. Foregoing typical bucolic or bleak tropes of rural life, her poems find focus in the complex, incessant negotiations involved in farming’s ever-shifting relationship with landscape, livestock, seasons, weather, history and neighbours. Direct, plain spoken, this collection recalls the frank wistful and stubborn persistence of a bluegrass hymn, a song for a community that will not be defined from without. 

All-ages event. Please register below.