SOMETHING DELIGHTFUL AWAITS YOU: Caldwell, Jordon, Nelson & Pinder in Detroit, OCT 18

I’ve got a few readings on tap this fall: first, Detroit, with Claire Caldwell, Katie Jordon and Jennifer Nelson.

SOMETHING DELIGHTFUL AWAITS YOU
OCTOBER 18th, 7 pm at DittoDitto, 1548 Trumbull
Books and zines for sale!
Access info: PWYC, washroom and event space on one level, no stairs at entrance
Facebook Event Page

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CLAIRE CALDWELL is a poet and editor living in Toronto. She was the 2013 winner of the Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize, and her work has appeared in many magazines and journals, including Maisonneuve and Prism International. Claire holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her first book, Invasive Species, is out this fall with Wolsak and Wynn.

KATIE JORDON is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s MFA program in creative writing. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Prairie Fire, Carousel and The Puritan. Her debut chapbook, Commentary on a Non-Existent Self-Portrait was published by Frog Hollow Press in 2012. She lives in Toronto.

JENNIFER NELSON’s first book of poems, Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife, is forthcoming with ugly duckling presse in Fall 2015. She is an art historian and postdoctoral fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently working on a book about the history of measurement and relativism in early modern northern Europe, and teaching about ekphrasis.

SARAH PINDER is the author of the poetry collection, Cutting Room (Coach House Books, 2012). Her writing has been shortlisted for the Expozine Small Press Awards and included in the anthology She’s Shameless, and magazines like Geist, 1111 and Poetry is Dead. A zine-maker of over a decade, you can find her work in Montreal’s Distroboto art vending machines, as well as a mailbox near you.

Queer Btwn the Covers – MTL – Aug 16th!

Really excited to be in MTL next weekend for Queer Btwn the Covers! I haven’t done any tabling for a little while. Please stop by and say hello!

Here’s the info:

August 16th, 12-6 PM
Comité social Centre-Sud
1710 rue Beaudry
Free entry, wheelchair-accessible venue.
Please note that the entrance to the bookfair will be through the parking lot on the south side of the building!

Books and zines and snacks!


And the Facebook Event Page for the fair is here!

Ottawa, June 5th!

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i’m excited to be travelling to Ottawa in two weeks to read at the Ottawa Art Gallery as part of the A/B reading series! Here’s the details: 

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 8 pm

Ottawa Art Gallery
Arts Court
2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ont.

Free
A hat will be passed.

**accessibility info forthcoming**

SARAH PINDER is the author of the poetry collection, Cutting Room (Coach House Books, 2012). Her writing has been shortlisted for the Expozine Small Press Awards and included in the anthology She’s Shameless, and magazines likeGeist, Arc and Poetry is Dead. A zine-maker of over a decade, you can find her work in Montreal’s Distroboto art vending machines, as well as a mailbox near you. She lives in Toronto.

ANTONINO MAZZA is the author of acclaimed translations of Eugenio Montale, The Bones of Cuttlefish (1983), and of Pier Paolo Pasolini, Poetry(1991). For the latter he was awarded the Italo Calvino Translation Prize from Columbia University (1992).  He has published two books of his own poetry, one of which, The Way I Remember It (1992), was first released as a recording (1988), choreographed by the Vancouver-based E.D.A.M. Dance Company and widely performed. For the same book published in Italian translation, La nostra casa è in un orecchio cosmico (Molteleone editore, 1998), he was the recipient of the 2001 Grotteria Prize. His reissue of The City Without Women: A Chronicle of Internment Life in Canada During World War II, won the Brutium “Calabria” Gold Medal in Rome and inspired the NFB documentary Barbed Wire and Mandolins (1997). More recently he has published Urban Harvest (Trans-Verse, 2004), Immigrant Songs, The poems, fiction and letters of Saro D’Agostino(Quattro Books, 2012) and The Other Passenger (Trans-Verse, 2013). He lives in Ottawa and teaches at Carleton University. http://antoninomazza.wordpress.com/about/

Reading with Margaret Christakos this Saturday

Reading with Margaret Christakos this Saturday

I’ll be reading with Margaret Christakos this weekend to welcome her new book, Multitudes.

Here’s the event fbook page. The details are below.

Co-presented by Coach House Books and St Stephen in-the-Fields Church, please join us for

a poetry book launch by Margaret Christakos
with special guests
Nicole Rampersaud, Jimmy McInnes and Sarah Pinder

Saturday, March 22, 2014
**4:00-6:30 pm**

a. Complimentary hula hoop display and facial derecognition from 4pm
b. Performances 4:45-5:45pm
c. First beverage free to those prompt enough, until supplies diminish
d. Free bag of onions with book purchase (one per billfold)
e. Complimentary fruit and hand fans, with open field seating, upon “gingham.”

Church of St Stephen in-the-Fields
103 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, ON (at College)
(416) 921-6350

new zine: New Year’s

I made a new mini zine, with the poem I wrote on New Year’s day in it. I’ve made fifty of these, and won’t be printing a second batch once they’re gone. You can paypal 2$+postage (65c/CAN, 1.10$/US, 1.85$/INTL) to bitsofstring@yahoo.ca and I’ll send you one in the mail!

zine cover

Mary Tremonte silk-screened the covers for me, and I’m so happy with them! It’s the first time I’ve ever included a silkscreened element in a zine, but I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to try it. I’ve never been satisfied with photocopies for covers when I’m looking for solid, saturated colour. Silkscreening made all the difference on these.

first page

Mary’s an artist who does all kinds of print and patch-making – maybe you’ve seen her work with justseeds? She included this patch in the bag when I went to pick up my covers – fittingly, as we’d both been at a talk by Jack Halberstam about queer readings on anarchy the night before.

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