New poetry, commentary, and even a manifesto or two will feature in this evening with three heavy-hitting Canadian writers. John Barton, Victoria’s Poet Laureate, gathers his most provocative essays, public lectures, and reviews in We Are Not Avatars, a collection 25 years in the making. Meanwhile, David Eso looks back on the work of Robert Kroetsch in Post-glacial, his selection of poems from the postmodern master. And Miranda Pearson goes on a journey in Rail, which tracks the English-Canadian diaspora through its thoughtful, subversive poems. Enjoy a multifaceted event that’s sure to inform and inspire.