Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Moving In Stereo

Very excited to finally pick up Paul Hegedus's first full-length poetry collection, In Stereo, last night at the BookThug launch. I've known Paul for a few years now and was happy to have been asked to work with him in seeing the manuscript through the press.

Paul's book contains my favourite type of poetry--one that is as attentive to how language sounds as to how it signifies. It is full of puns, wordplay, and verbal collage that zings and sings.

Give it a spin; rewards repeated listens.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Peter's pics

Peter Culley has photos of the reading we did together at This Ain't the Rosedale Library a few weeks ago on his blog, including several charming photos of Jesse and Charlie Huisken.

Monday, November 10, 2008

At the EPC

I now have a page at the Electronic Poetry Centre.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hogtown and Hammertown Together at Last

I'll be reading with Peter Culley (Hammertown) at This Ain't the Rosedale Library in Kensington Market on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Peter will be supporting his new poetry collection The Age of Briggs & Stratton, and I'll be trying out a few new pieces along with old favourites.

Saturday, October 18th
This Ain't the Rosedale Library
86 Nassau St.
Kensington Market

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A Barbaric Reading & More

It's Scream in High Park time again and there appear to be more events than ever. See the full schedule of events here.

I'll be directly participating in the book length reading. This year it's Gwendolyn MacEwen's Breakfast for Barbarians, and I'll be reading sections from it along with Barry Callaghan, Louise Bak, and Lisa Foad.

The details:

Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 7:30pm

St Thomas's church/Parish hall, Huron St

383 Huron Street

Ticket deadline is July 2nd

Tickets are $35 and include a gourmet breakfast for dinner.


The night will begin with mimosas as an appetizer.

FIRST COURSE: assorted fresh-baked muffins, breads and scones, with a selection
of jams, honeys and butter, accompanied by fresh fruit.

SECOND COURSE: frittata with basil, tomato and smoked mozzarella, accompanied
by handmade artisanal sausages (optional) and a salad of mixed local greens.

THIRD COURSE: hot waffles drizzled with blueberry maple syrup sauce

I'll also likely to checking out the Alumni Night at the Supermarket in Kensington (Thursday, July 3rd), the Visual Poetry Salon (at Type Books on Friday, July 4th), and Kenny Goldsmith at the Boat in Kensington on Thursday, July 10th.

Here's the mainstage lineup for Monday the 14th:
Wayde Compton with Jason de Couto
Dani Couture
Claudia Dey
Sonnet L'Abbé
Ron Giii
David W. McFadden
Sina Queyras
Ray Robertson
Mariko Tamaki
Carl Wilson
Jacob Wren