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Mad Long Emotion | Edmonton Launch

  • Latitude 53 10242 106 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 1H7 Canada (map)

Join us for the Edmonton launch of Ben Ladouceur's latest book, MAD LONG EMOTION, published by Coach House Books!

This evening of poetry will feature special guest readings by Scott Jackshaw and Isabel Yang!

Matthew Stepanic will host the evening's program, and Glass Bookshop will be on hand to sell copies of Ben's book.


Desire and dieffenbachias: new poems from the award-winning author of Otter. MAD LONG EMOTION wants to talk flora to fauna like you. Loosestrife shoos away humans and green carnations flirt with handsome men. Numerous species, both spiny and spineless, prove as invasive as desire: from Great Lake lampreys to hydraulic triceratopses, we're all just looking for love.

BEN LADOUCEUR is the author of OTTER, which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and awarded the 2016 Gerald Lampert Memorial prize. In 2018, he received the Dayne Ogilvie prize for best emerging LGBTQ writer.

SCOTT JACKSHAW has just completed a BA in English and Creative Writing. His poetry and prose have recently appeared in The Capilano Review, Hart House Review, Glass Buffalo, and PRISM international.

ISABEL YANG is from Wuhan, China, and has lived across Western Canada. They are now residing and studying in Edmonton at the University of Alberta. You can find their poems in Glass Buffalo or upcoming in Room.

Earlier Event: July 7
The 124 Grand Market
Later Event: July 18
The 124 Grand Market