David O'Meara's Pretty Sight
The question of "is everything changed, or the same?" permeates a lot of poet David O'Meara's work in A Pretty Sight; and in particular, whether or not art is changed even when other hallmarks of society are torn down or destroyed.
"War's aftermath: no power, no water, no work. So what good is art?" he asks in a question about post-war looting in Iraq, for example. O'Meara brings all these 'clearly useful' insights to the Ottawa Writers Festival on Friday night. He joined us for a preview.