Andreas Gripp is the author of 21 books of poetry, includingSelected Poems 2000 – 2016 (Harmonia Press). His book Anathemawas shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry in 2010. He presently works at the Goodwill Bookstore and lives in London with his wife Carrie Lee and their two cats.
Selected Poems 2000 – 2016 is a single-volume compilation of Gripp’s poetry gleaned from his trilogy of books Anathema, Perennial, and Apocrypha, as well as new work penned in the past year. Writing in accessible and rhythmic verse, Gripp deals with past love and a new marriage as well as themes of urban life, nature and spirituality, often using an assortment of fictional characters and events based on authentic happenings.
Gripp was the featured reader at the very first London Open Mic Poetry Night on October 3rd, 2012. He was featured again on March 2nd, 2016. On the London Open Mic Poetry website, you can read a career-spanning interview with Gripp.
Koral Scott is originally from Brantford. She holds an Honours degree in English from Western University, organizes and promotes London Open Mic Poetry events, and has edited forThe Rusty Toque. Her poetry has appeared in Conpareo.
As one of a quartet of young poets writing out of Western University, Scott was a featured reader at London Open Mic Poetry Night on February 5th, 2014.