Prairie storyteller and poet Lorna Crozier comes to Drumheller Saturday, May 7 at 2 pm in the AV Room, 224 Centre Street. This is a free visit. Her new book, the memoir Small Beneath, the Sky will be available for autographing, and refreshments will be served. Crozier was born in Swift Current, SK in 1948, and is the author of 15 books, which explore human relationships, the natural world, language, memory, and perception. Her reputation as a generous and inspiring artist extends from her passion for the craft of poetry to her teaching and involvement in various social causes. She’s currently Chair of the Writing Department at the University of Victoria.
Inventing the Hawk won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in and the Pat Lowther Award in 1992. She has won many other awards for her works.
She has co-authored with her partner, Patrick Lane, and their most recent collaborations are Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast and Breathing Fire 2. Exposure to alcohol abuse and poverty of her fairly difficult childhood combined with her lyrical appreciation of nature and the human spirit have earned Crozier stature as one of Canada’s most sensitive and renowned writers.
Her book Crow’s Black Joy ends with a short poem about Drumheller and a longer story-poem about the Badlands.