Atwater Poetry Project Reading – March 23rd, 2017

On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, I’ll be reading from my debut poetry collection Small Fires at Montreal’s Atwater Poetry Project, in the company of writer Carolyne Van Der Meer, author of Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience, and the forthcoming poetry collection Journeywoman.

The event starts at 7:00 PM, and is free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 2nd floor auditorium, 1200 Atwater Ave (Atwater metro). Facebook event


“Finding the song the ancestors left,” a review of Small Fires by Emily McGiffin

Poet and editor Emily McGiffin has reviewed Small Fires in volume 15.2 of the The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada. From the review:

“Set in Ireland and France, Small Fires, Kelly Norah Drukker’s debut poetry collection, is a petit and exquisite book of journeys. Much more than a poetic travelogue, it is a quiet homage to places and cultures that Drukker inhabits fully and allows herself to be smitten by.”

Small Fires Wins Two Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards

On November 22nd, at the 18th QWF Awards Gala, which took place at the Corona Theatre in Montreal, Small Fires was awarded both the 2016 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and the 2016 Concordia University First Book Prize. A full list of the winners and finalists can be found on the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s website.

October 12th, 2016 – Montreal Launch of Small Fires

Small Fires will be launched at The Word bookstore in Montreal on Wednesday, October 12th, at 7:30 PM. 469 Milton Street, corner of Aylmer. All are welcome!

“In detailed and musical language, the poems in Small Fires highlight aspects of landscape and culture in regions that are haunted by marginal and silenced histories.” -McGill-Queen’s University Press