A Sultry Summer Poetry Gathering at Mykonos
From The Ontario Poetry Society
& London Open Mic Poetry Night
THE SULTRY SUMMER POETRY GATHERING
Sunday August 16, 2015
572 Adelaide St. North, London
OPEN MIC will follow readings by society members
Featuring The Heat Wave Raffle: Many Exciting Prize Packages
of Brand New Books to win!
Random House, Guernica Editions, Coach House Books,
Brick Books, Serengeti Press, HMS Press,
Quattro Books, Creative Vocalization Studio,
Hidden Brook Press, Canada Cuba Literary Alliance,
The Azrieli Foundation, Snowapple Press & Dundurn Press
The Ontario Poetry Society (TOPS) was founded to create a democratic organization for members to unite in camaraderie, friendship, emotional support and encouragement in all aspects of poetry, including writing, performing and publishing.
TOPS hosts poetry reading events around the province, contests, poetry anthology projects and lots of opportunities to meet and get to know more about your fellow poets.
For more info, contact event host and London chapter manager Stan Burfield: firstname.lastname@example.org
or any of the executive: See website: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/index.html
A little London Open Mic in Victoria Park!
We had a poetry open mic at this year's Home County Music and Arts Festival in Victoria Park on July 19th. But during the hour before our open mic was set to begin on the community stage, a city-wide thunder storm rolled through scattering fair goers, soaking the turf, and huddling all remaining revelers under any tarps available. No problem. All a little rain does is make everything sparkle. And who needs an audience? Poets read to each other. That's the nature of the art. And ten of us enjoyed it.
Scroll down for James Wood`s 15th visual poem,
.....the 3rd of his new caveman series.
From Frank Davey Blog:
kevin mcpherson eckhoff compiles his biography
Their Biography: An Organism of Relationships, by kevin mcpherson eckhoff. Toronto: Bookthug, 2015. 104 pp. $18.00.
Eckhoff’s fourth poetry book combines a number of currents common in the last decade of radical poetry, among them conceptualism, found text, and the relativity and instability of identity. “Their biography” is various people’s ‘biography’ of Eckhoff, a collage of short seemingly unedited comments that he has found, invited, or solicited from friends and relatives – all of whom of course have differing relationships with him. The book is interesting to encounter as an ambitious conception, although most of the short texts are commonplace, and probably not complex enough to sustain the attention of most readers. I included something similar in my last collection, a flarf poem entitled “View Frank Davey’s Poetics,” first published in Rampike in 2012. “View Frank Davey’s Poetics” was made up of approximately 123 of the first of the 139,400 short characterizations my name (I hesitate to say “I”) , had received on the internet, arranged in the priority that Google had given them. The text definitely generated a play of relationships; some of the characterizations reviled “Frank Davey”, some mocked, some were enigmatic, some tried to be factual, some tried to sell the services that the name offered, some spoke generously of someone they were referencing by the name.
Caveman #3: Lunch Pencil work by London artist James Wood See James Wood's blog.
Caveman #2: Reception Pencil work by London artist James Wood See James Wood's blog.
Caveman #1: Locking Up Pencil work by London artist James Wood See James Wood's blog.
Winners of the 2015 Poetry London Contest
This year's judge: Gregory Betts
1st Place: Kevin Heslop: "all of language is braille"
2nd Place: Penn Kemp: "As if you are leaping in the air"
Honourable Mention: Jeremy Nathan Marks: "Newport"
The winning poems were read at the March 25th Poetry London event, which featured poets Gregory Betts and Matthew Henderson.
MEET OUR NEW VOLUNTEER VIDEOGRAPHER
Sebastian Rydzewski is replacing Kenny Khoo, who resigned because he was finding himself called away on too many business trips on the first week of the month.
We will have Sebastian's first set of London Open Mic videos posted here tomorrow.
Sebastian Rydzewski's family moved to Canada in 1991, and has lived in London Ontario ever since. His passion is digital media and computers, and has taken Computer Science studies at Fanshawe College.
He is a self employed computer, media, and technology specialist and offers a variety of services to the general public of London and surrounding area. From web design to custom software solutions, video-graphing events/weddings to making your very own video DVD's, even home theatre design and setup, he can get the job done at most affordable rates.
For a more in-depth look at the offered services, visit his website or give him a shout at the provided information bellow.
Phone: (519) 878-9395
Sebastian is also a co-founder of the web-academic institute of "Academics Today". Their main goal: "Our goal is to make higher education available to everyone on the planet." How: "Using the internet, students sign up for free, with video lectures, peer reviewed assignments, online tests, and optional certificate for course completion. Instructors are able to create their own courses for free, and provide them to the community. We call this structure neutron learning, as it is learning, without charge." Their website is in Beta testing, you can visit them atwww.academicstoday.ca and find out more.