Expanding breathlessly in the magnitude of loss, Shirley’s fourth collection, Mercy, confronts despair to emerge anew with a bright offering of elegy. Beginning at her mother’s hospital bed.  Ethereal and elegant, Shirley’s reflections are grounded in grief as they do the aching, earth-shattering work of mourning and moving forward.”


Winnipeg-born  Shirley Camia is the author of the award-winning Children Shouldn’t Use Knives (At Bay Press, 2017), The Significance of Moths (Turnstone Press, 2015), and Calliope (Libros Libertad, 2011).


Catch Shirley  at one of the following readings today, Tuesday, May 7, 2019  at the  Millennium Library – Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Street, 7 p.m.

Mercy’s book launching is on May 9, 7 p.m. at the McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Shirley will embark  on a series of poetry reading across Canada and the U.S. in May as follows:

Bridgewater, Virginia,  Bridgewater International Poetry Festival,  May 16, 2019, 7 p.m.   Bridgewater College, 402 East College Street, Carter Center Concert Hall

Toronto, Ontario   Poetry Reading, May 10, 2019, 7 p.m.  Knife Fork Book, 244 Augusta Avenue, 2nd floor, The Dark Side Studio

Vancouver, B.C.   Poetry Reading. May 26, 2019, 3 p.m.   Massy Books, 229 E. Georgia Street


Mercy is available for purchase on www.amazon.com and www.turnstonepress.com.