Landon Branch Library
167 Wortley Rd., London, ON
readings at 7:30m
with pre-reading workshop at 6:30pm. (Stan: This is one of my favourite things in London. Workshoppers pore over one poem by each featured reader, a conversation on the depths, the reasons, the feelings, the meanings, the creativity, everything we can get out of the poems. With laughter and a lot of fun. Fascilitated alternatingly by the very sensitive duo of Tom Cull and Ola Novosad. Two of our poems are also workshopped, but out of ten or fifteen, that doesn`t give much of a chance. Those who do make it, however, read their poems at the opening of the big event at 7:30.)
Gabe Foreman grew up near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is a founding editor of littlefishcartpress, a small poetry press based in Orono, Ontario. His first collection of poems, A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People (Coach House Books), received the 2011 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the Concordia University First Book Prize. His poems have appeared most recently in The Walrus, and have aired on CBC radio (Daybreak). He lives in Montreal.
Carolyn Smart's fifth collection of poems, Hooked - Seven Poems, was published in 2009 by Brick Books. Her previous collections include The Way to Come Home (Bricks 1993) and Stoning the Moon (Oberon 1986). An excerpt from her memoir, At the End of the Day (Penumbra Press, 2001), won first prize in the 1993 CBC Literary Contest. She has taught poetry at the Banff Centre and participated online for Writers in Electronic Residence. She is the founder of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, and since 1989 has been Professor of Creative Writing at Queen's University.
Questions? Email us at poetrylondon at yahoo.ca
or call the Landon Library at 519-439-6240