Official Book Launch for Local Writer’s Bestselling Collection
Morden, MB; September 26, 2022// Morden, Manitoba writer and poet Peter Cantelon’s debut collection of poetry titled Psalms of Bone & Sinew will be officially launched on October 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Pembina Hills Arts Center (PHAC) in Moren.
The collection reached number one on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list and spent weeks in the top 10 Hot New Releases in Canada for poetry.
“We are thrilled to be able to support the launch of this book,” said Tricia Dyck, PHAC’s Administrative Coordinator. “Part of our mandate is to provide exposure to the works of local artists and writers. When people take the time to connect with Cantelon’s poetry, they identify with the themes of life’s mess – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The launch will include a reading of Cantelon as well as a moment of dedication and questions and answers. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. People can buy a copy of the book at the event to sign or bring a copy they already own.
Cantelon began writing poetry at the age of 17 in his hometown of Guelph, Ontario, where he first heard the great Canadian author Timothy Findley read (and obtained his first signed copy of a book).
With a lifelong passion for writing and poetry, Cantelon has been scribbling non-stop for over 36 years now, including nearly 18 at Morden. If there is a single, uninterrupted common thread in his life, it is his writing, which has evolved according to his travels.
Cantelon’s honest and enigmatic poetry reflects his attention to meter, rhythm and structure. Most of his poems are free verse with a mixture of rhyme and what he calls free rhyme (a mixture of free verse and rhyme in one poem). Cantelon’s influences have been many and diverse, including but not limited to Margaret Atwood, Irving Layton, Sappho, Charles Bukowski, Edgar Allan Poe, John Donne, Ted Hughes and more recently international writers such as the poet Japanese Kenji Miyazawa, Ukrainian poet Todos Osmachka and Persian. poet Forough Farrokhzad.
Her poems have been published in various journals and magazines including Poetry Scotland, Synaesthesia, Bricolage, Geez and the Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts.
Cantelon is the Executive Director of The Jubilee Fund, a Winnipeg-based nonprofit, and has been a regular award-winning columnist for over 12 years with Winkler-Morden Voice.
The 121-page volume – Psalms of Bone & Sinew can be purchased on Amazon.
For more information about the event, visit www.pembinahillsarts.com. For more information about the book www.cantelon.org/books or contact the author at [email protected]
Pembina Hills Arts Council, 352 Stephen Street, Morden, Manitoba