Dr. Wanda Campbell Poetry Book Launch
Dr. Wanda Campbell has published a new poetry collection: Kalamkari and Cordillera: Poems of India and Chile.
Dr. Wanda Campbell was born and grew up in Andhra Pradesh, South India and now teaches Creative Writing and Women’s Literature at Acadia University. Her fifth collection of poetry reflects the variety of influences that have shaped the poet's craft. Kalamkari (from the Persian for "pen craft") refers to the hand-painted and block-printed textiles of South India where the poet grew up, and this section of the collection contains poems combining memories of her childhood with contemporary realities especially those affecting the lives of Indian girls and women. Cordillera (from the Spanish for "mountain chain") contains poems inspired by the poetry of Pablo Neruda and the country of Chile where he grew up in the shadow of the Andes.
The launch is Thursday Oct. 12, 2017, at 7 pm, in the Acadia Art Gallery.
More information about Kalamkari and Cordillera: Poems of India and Chile can be found here