Participants: Alex Turgeon
Please join us in the Or Bookstore for the Vancouver launch of Love Poems for Ceres, the first collection of poetry by artist Alex Turgeon (published by Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin 2017). The book compiles works touching on themes of gender, sexuality and romance in relation to fantastical positions of witchcraft and interplanetary space, as well as cowboy and creation mythologies.
This collection of poetry explores a metaphor described in the celestial body of Ceres. Considered a dwarf planet as well the largest object in our solar system’s asteroid belt, a ring which divides the system between inner and outer planets, this publication describes Ceres as a portrait existing on the border of an inclusive centre and that of a nebulous expanse. Love Poems for Ceres looks at a relationship to a subject who is unable to reciprocate, orbiting a position set against the unattainable expanse of outer space, and in doing so recounts a fleeting attempt to position oneself against the cosmos found within.