June 26 Barwin, Getty, Graham & Greckol

Livewords June 26Join us Thursday, June 26 2014 for our second of two June shows, as we welcome four fine & engaging poets: Gary BarwinAdam GettyLaurie D. Graham, Sonja Greckol 

Our Open Mic hosted by Shawna Dimitry will follow the readings. Sign-up at 7:30 pm.

Livewords, Thursday, June 26 at The Black Swan, 154 Danforth – 2nd floor – [map

Doors open at 7:30 PM – Readings from 8:00 PM - PWYC Donations go to support the event

Gary Barwinis a poet, fiction writer composer, visual artist and performer. His latest colletion of poetry is Moon Baboon Canoe from Mansfield Press. Click here for information on Gary Barwin’s newest book Mooon Baboon Canoe. 

Adam Getty was born in Toronto and currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario. He has had his poetry published in journals in both the USA and Canada. His first full length book, Reconciliation, won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry and was shortlisted for the 2003 Trillium Award. Repose was cited as one of the “best volumes of verse in 2008″ by the Winnipeg Free Press. Click here for more on Repose.

Laurie D. Graham‘s first book of poetry, entitled Rove, is out now with Hagios PressRove was recently shortlisted for theGerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. She is an editor ofBrick magazine and a regular reviewer for the Malahat Review, the Fiddlehead, and Room. Laurie holds a BA in English from the University of Alberta, a BFA in creative writing from the University of Victoria, and an MFA from the University of Guelph. Click here for more on Laurie D. Graham’s Rove.

Sonja Greckol began to write poetry when Mike Harris was re-elected in Ontario. Since, her work has appeared in Literary Review of Canada, Canadian Literature, Dalhousie Review, CV2, Canadian Women’s Studies, Fiddlehead and Matrix. She coordinates poetry for Women and Environments International Magazine and has served as the Associate Representative on the National Council of the League of Canadian Poets (2006-08). She has taught college and university courses, studied order and disorder in jokes, done human rights and gender-based research and consulting, and does local activism
while she writes. Her long poem, ‘Emilie Explains Newton to Voltaire,’ was shortlisted for
the CBC Poetry Prize in 2008. Click here for more on her 2014 collection Skein of Days

Click here to RSVP on Facebook

Livewords is curated and hosted by Edward Nixon.

 

June 5 Berry, De Giacomo, Lanthier and Lipsius

livewords June 5 2014Join us Thursday, June 5 2014 for our first of two June shows, as we welcome four fearsome & felicitous poets: Julie BerryRocco De GiacomoKateri Lanthier and Mike Lipsius. 

Our Open Mic hosted by Shawna Dimitry will follow the readings. Sign-up at 7:30 pm.

Livewords, Thursday, June 5 at The Black Swan, 154 Danforth – 2nd floor – [map

Doors open at 7:30 PM – Readings from 8:00 PM - PWYC Donations go to support the event

Click here to RSVP on Facebook

Livewords is curated and hosted by Edward Nixon.

Livewords hosts the “I Found it at the Movies” Toronto Launch – May 1

I_Found_It_at_the_MoviesWCoversPRINTWe are thrilled to host another event for our friends at Guernica Editons. Please join us on Thursday, May 1, 2014 as celebrate the Toronto launch of I Found it at the Movies: an anthology of film poems, edited by Ruth Roach Peirson.  

We will jubilate with readings by contributors:

Alex Boyd, Sue Chenette, Catherine GrahamMaureen Hynes, Tanis MacDonaldAlbert MoritzBlaise Moritz, Jim Nason, Lillian Necakov, Molly PeacockJacob ScheierJim Smith, Adam Sol, Richard Teleky, and Kurt Andre Zubatiuk.

@ The Black Swan, 154 Danforth – 2nd floor – [map

Doors open at 7:30 PM – Readings from 8:00 PM - PWYC Donations go to support the event

Click here to RSVP on Facebook

I Found It at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems
http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550718973

Ruth Roach Pierson (Editor)
* * *

Guernica Editions, Fall 2014
224 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550718973
ISBN10: 1550718975
English
$25.00 Canada, $25.00 US

Synopsis:

Although poetry is one of the oldest art forms and cinema one of the youngest, a symbiosis exists between the two — an interchange of metaphor, rhythm, point-of-view. No surprise, then, that so many contemporary poets write about film and the magnitude of its effect on modern life. Featuring work by some of the most acclaimed poets writing in Canada today (and three from the USA), I Found It at the Movies includes poems inspired by the full range of cinematic history — from silent films to blockbusters, from neo-realism to cartoon, from Fred Astaire to vampires, and from all around the world. Entering this collection is an experience as beguiling as a trip to the movies itself. Among the poets included: Margaret Atwood, Don McKay, Michael Ondaatje, Steven Heighton, David W. McFadden, Karen Solie, Marilyn Bowering, Julie Bruck, Stephanie Bolster and Ken Babstock.

Livewords hosts the Carousel 33 Advance Launch April 3

Once again we are thrilled to host our friends at Carousel Magazine for the Advance Launch of Carousel Issue 33 during National Poetry Month!

Join us on Thursday, April 3

10000243_10153933654150301_905370013_n

@ The Black Swan, 154 Danforth – 2nd floor – [map

Doors open at 7:30 PM – Readings from 8:00 PM - PWYC Donations go to support the event

An open mic will follow the readings – 1 poem – 3 minutes max – sign up at 7:30 pm.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook

Reader Bios:

PAUL CARLUCCI‘s stories have been published in CAROUSEL, Descant, Malahat Review and others. He’s the author of The Secret Life of Fission and loves his girlfriend very much.

MARK CONNERY is a Toronto cartoonist, writer and artist. His second book, Rudy, will be published this Spring by 2D Cloud.

W.A. DAVISON is a vaguely menacing swarm of tiny, flying insects living inside an abandoned shoe factory in downtown Toronto. The swarm claims to be some sort of ‘artist’, but then, doesn’t everyone? Some meager evidence to support the claim can be found at: recordism.com

YI-SUNG OLIVER HO has published several books for children, and his poetry and non-fiction have appeared in various magazines, including Descant, The New Quarterly and PopMatters. His writing includes several comic book stories and collaborations with the Toronto sketch comedy group, The Buddy System.

DARREN BRADLEY JONES is a recent graduate of The University of Toronto’s Continuing Studies Creative Writing program, has published several short stories, and is presently hard at work on his novel which, he swears, is almost finished. He writes about himself in the first person only at the request of editors, and lives in Toronto with his partner Jeanette, and their daughter Yvaine.

KATIE JORDON recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. Her debut chapbook of poetry, Commentary on a Non-Existent Self-Portrait, was published by Frog Hollow Press in the summer of 2012. She currently lives in Toronto, where she is working on her first full-length manuscript.

JASON PARADISO is an editor/poet/writer/artist. His name has appeared in several mastheads, including Descant’s where he is currently an acting co-editor-in-chief. He continues to work on his collection of poetry, Cut Lines & Pulled Quotes, created with rearranged headlines and decks from discarded periodicals.

CLAIRE SCHERZINGER is a graduate of OCAD University from the Drawing and Painting program. Her aim is to have a long and prosperous career in the international art scene that involves long nights drinking with friends and talking about politics, art, writing and science fiction.

Entering our 7th year on March 6 with MillAr, McInnes, Berg & Anderson.

livewords march 6 2014Join us Thursday, March 6, 2014 as livewords boldly sways into our 7th year.

We are celebrating with 4 amazing readers who span the territories and chasms of poetry: Jay MillAr, Jimmy McInnes, Susie Petersiel Berg, and a special guest appearance by Robert Anderson.

An open mic will follow the readings – 1 poem – 3 minutes max – sign up at 7:30 pm.

@ The Black Swan, 154 Danforth – 2nd floor – [map] – RSVP on Facebook

Doors at 7:30 PM – Readings from 8:00 PM - PWYC Donations go to the readers

Click on this link to download the flyer for the show Mar-6-livewords.