Livewords, Thursday, October 23, 2014 at betty’s basement (upstairs) at Betty’s, 240 King Street East – 2nd floor – [map]
Doors at 7:30 pm - Readings from 8:00 pm
4 finely wrought forms of doing poetry brought to you by:
Hosted by Edward Nixon
Betty’s features a large selection of craft and local beers and a full menu.
PWYC Donation Requested.
Reader bios right here (as in below) now:
Jeffery Donaldson is a poet and author of Once Out of Nature (McClelland & Stewart, 1991), Waterglass (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999), Palilalia (McGill-Queen’s, 2008) and Echo Soundings: Essays on Poetry and Poetics (Palimpsest Press 2014). He teaches a graduate course in metaphor theory and another in modern and contemporary American poetry. Author of articles on a variety of contemporary American and Canadian poets, including James Merrill, Richard Howard, Robert Lowell, Mark Strand, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anne Compton, he has also co-edited (with Alan Mendelson) a collection of essays entitled Frye and the Word: Religious Contexts in the Writings of Northrop Frye (U of T, 2004). An advocate of Inquiry and problem-based learning in the Humanities, his current research involves metaphor, evolution, and cognitive theory.
Jim Johnstone is a Canadian writer, editor, and physiologist. He’s the author of four books of poetry: Dog Ear (Véhicule Press, 2014), Sunday, the locusts (Tightrope Books, 2011), Patternicity (Nightwood Editions, 2010) and The Velocity of Escape (Guernica Editions, 2008), and the subject of the critical monograph Proofs & Equational Love: The Poetry of Jim Johnstone by Shane Neilson and Jason Guriel. He’s the winner of several awards including a CBC Literary Award, The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, Matrix Magazine’s LitPop Award and This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Currently, Johnstone is the Poetry Editor at Palimpsest Press, and an Associate Editor at Representative Poetry Online. He lives in Toronto.
Kateri Lanthier has a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. Her poetry and reviews have been published in print and online journals in Canada, the U.S. and England, including Green Mountains Review, Great Lakes Review, London Magazine, Descant and Hazlitt. Her first book is Reporting from Night (Iguana, 2011). Her poem “The Coin Under the Leftmost Sliding Cup” won the 2013 Walrus Poetry Prize, is included in The Best of Walrus Poetry and will appear in Best Canadian Poetry 2014.
Blair Trewartha is a Toronto-based poet whose work has appeared in Carousel, Prism, CV2, Event, Existere, and Qwerty. His first full length collection, Easy Fix is published this fall with Palimpsest Press. He has published 2 chapbooks, Break In, (Cactus Press in 2010) and Porcupine Burning (Baseline Press 2012). Formerly co-host of the Toronto reading series, The Vagabond Trust, and a co-editor of Misunderstandings Magazine, he currently lives in Sudbury.