The Human Body Speaker Series - Sylvia Legris

Join us for a speaker series all about you! Each talk is free with your admission to Body Worlds Rx and is open to the public.  If you would like to bring a class or group out, please get in touch with Peg at 306-791-7943 or bookings@sasksciencecentre.com to make a booking in advance.

The reading is free, but regular rates apply if you would like to visit Body Worlds Rx.

The Poetry of Anatomy

Award-winning poet Sylvia Legris will read from her latest book, The Hideous Hidden, and will discuss her process of revealing the music and beauty hidden within the inner workings of the human body. The Hideous Hidden "is strange, beautiful, and looks 'ruddy' in the way a newborn looks ruddy—-new and raw." [Shane Neilson]

About Sylvia Legris

Sylvia Legris' most recent book, The Hideous Hidden (New Directions, 2016), celebrates anatomy's wonders. Among her other books are Pneumatic Antiphonal (New Directions, 2013) and Nerve Squall (Coach House Books), winner of both the 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize and the 2006 Pat Lowther Award. She is the 2014 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Artist Award; in 2012 she received the Canada Council's Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding achievement by a mid-career writer. Her poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including The New Yorker, Granta, The Walrus, Kenyon Review, and Poetry.