Nov 21, 2013    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Vancouver Island Regional Library Gabriola Branch
Folk Life Village , Gabriola Island


Dark Matter

by Leanne McIntosh

with Jack Sproule

“This is a chronicle of a unique journey of friendship between two unlikely people.”

Leanne McIntosh’s poems respond to the prose she has chosen from thirty years of private correspondence, journals and articles from Jack Sproule, her friend of many decades, a Catholic priest, now retired. Dark Matter is about the allure of conversation and what is sparked between speaker and listener. It’s about philosophical, religious, personal thought, and we are invited to “listen, listen as though the moon/has just pressed her face/against ours.”

Roger Kimmerly: “This collaboration with Leanne is an adventure into conversation with relationship, illness, identity and making a hole in denial through poetry.”

Everyone is welcome as the Gabriola Ecumenical Society  hosts a literary salon. Join Leanne McIntosh and Roger Kimmerly in conversation about poetry as a way of reframing personal experience in search of a new story to carry into the future.

Look as long as you can at the friend you love,
no matter whether that friend is moving away from you
or coming back toward you.      Rumi

If you are interested in reading Leanne’s poetry before this presentation you can order her book “Dark Matter” at