Joyce Majiski's North of Myth exhibition is now open at the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery in Whitehorse. The images are circumpolar, icy, maritime. There are compasses, caribou, fossils and bones. There's a giant 'please do touch' core box that you can root around in and a sound and light show that will make you feel as if you're inside an ice cave.
It was a huge honour when Joyce asked me if I'd like to write some poems that she would sew inside one of her gorgeous handmade books as part of the show. I'm going to be reading some of those poems at the North of Myth Poetry Night taking place right inside the gallery on Thursday 29 January 2015.
I'll be reading with fellow Yukon poets Michael Eden Reynolds, Clea Roberts and Erling Friis-Baastad. Our host will be author Ellen Bielawski who will facilitate a Q and A session after the readings where we'll get to explore what north of myth means to us all. Doors open at 7 pm, the event starts at 7:30. Everyone is welcome.