This week Second Saturday Stories welcomes the work of Denis Stokes, a Creative Writing Professor at Nipissing University. I have had the pleasure of listening to some of Denis' work and know firsthand the depth of emotion it carries. His featured work is from Denis' book Tunnel Jumping and will resonate deeply with those who grew up in the Greater Toronto Area. For those of us (like myself) who grew up as tourists in the seemingly exotic and strange wilderness that was Toronto, the poems will offer a welcoming dose of nostalgia that will bring back that feeling of excitement when you saw the CN tower forming through the July haze.
Denis Stokes is the author of the chapbooks Scarborough Poems, Dublin in the Sunlight; with Adam, Gathering, What the Street Knows, and Peace Comes Dropping Slow. Denis hosts The Conspiracy of 3 Reading Series, a group where writers showcase their work and support the development of the writing craft here in North Bay
Tunnel Jumping is a collection of poems aimed at paying homage to the city where Denis was born. They are heavily rooted in nature, honouring childhood experiences, childhood friends. And family, especially a father and grandfather.
Don't miss excerpts from Tunnel Jumping happening today at 3 p.m.
you can also find hard copies of Tunnel Jumping at The Fashion Art Retail Market (The FARM), Allison The Bookman, or by calling 705-471-5612