Poet brings project to Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Michelle Elrick has finished a transatlantic poetry tour

Michelle Elrick wraps up her transatlantic poetry tour with a presentation at The Reach in Abbotsford on June 6.

Michelle Elrick wraps up her transatlantic poetry tour with a presentation at The Reach in Abbotsford on June 6.

Former Abbotsford resident Michelle Elrick returns home this June with her new poetry project, marking the end of a tour that has taken her to Iceland, Scotland and Austria.

Her new project, Notes From the Fort, is a poetic of inhabited space. It couples the play action of fort-building with poetic documentation and she will present it at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford (32388 Veterans Way) on June 6 at 7 p.m.

Elrick, 29, left Abbotsford for Winnipeg in 2007 where she completed a poetry collection titled To Speak.

The following year she received the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer.

Simply put, Elrick has been busy building forts in and out of doors in order to write a new type of poem that is both experience and experiment.

Public admission to the poetry reading and fort exhibition is free.

For more, visit thereach.ca.