IWP alum Rachel Rose will read from The Dog Lover Unit. An acclaimed poet, Rachel Rose never expected to spend her nights careening along for the ride while the police teams search for armed suspects. This book reveals the feats that these human and canine teams accomplish, and the emotional and physical risks that they take for one another, and for us. "Enter the intense world of both the dogs and people who form the K9 corps. Every dog has its own unique personality." ―Temple Grandin
Rachel Rose is the Poet Laureate of Vancouver for 2014-2017 and has won awards for her poetry, her fiction, and her non-fiction, including a 2014 and 2016 Pushcart Prize. A chapbook, Thirteen Ways of Looking at CanLit, and her fourth poetry collection, Marry & Burn were both published in 2015.