For Immediate Release
November 20, 2006
McGilligan Books is pleased to announce the release of Emergency Contact, a sharply wrought collection of razor-edged poetry by performer and activist Tara-Michelle Ziniuk. With gritty potency, Ziniuk pens her poetic landscape through emotionally volatile territories of the heart. Reckoning with familial dysfunction, mental illness, poverty, addiction, gender and sexual politics, Ziniuk carves space out of unforgiving places. From truck stops to punk shows, hospital rooms to jail cells, Ziniuk traverses loss and pain, desire and possibility.
What people are saying:
"This is the kind of poetry I am grateful for…My heart is pressed up to the page reading
this." --Golda Fried, author of Nellcott is My Darling
"These are renegade missives punctuated with urgency and tension, brokenness and letting go, magic in the shadows of the streetlights." – Mattilda a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, editor, Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
Tara-Michelle Ziniuk is a Toronto writer, performer and activist, whose
publishing credits include Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws and the Lambda-Award winning Best Lesbian Erotica. Her work has appeared in THIS Magazine, Broken Pencil, Clamor, NOW Magazine, HOUR, $pread, and Herizons. She has staged her work across Ontario and Montreal, including Mayworks Festival of Working People in the Arts, Montreal's Festival of Anarchy and Ladyfest Toronto and Ottawa and has long been involved with CKLN Radio.
We would love to see you on Thursday November 30th at 7:00 pm at the Toronto Women's Bookstore * 73 Harbord Street * Free admission. Partially wheelchair accessible.
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