knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto
Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
MALLORY TATER is a writer from the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg Nation (Ottawa). Her debut book of poetry This Will Be Good (Book*hug Press) was released Spring 2018: https://bookthug.ca/shop/books/this-will-be-good-by-mallory-tater/ Mallory’s poetry & short stories have been published in literary magazines across Canada such as Room, CV2, The Malahat Review, and The Fiddlehead. She was the recipient of CV2’s 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. She is the publisher of Rahila’s Ghost Press, a poetry chapbook press.
CURTIS LEBLANC was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC. His first book-length collection of poetry, Little Wild, was published by Nightwood Editions in Spring of 2018. His poetry chapbook Good for Nothing was published by Anstruther Press in 2017. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. His work has been shortlisted for the Walrus Poetry Prize, received the Readers’ Choice Award in the Arc Poem of the Year Contest, an Honourable Mention in the Margaret Reid Poetry Contest and was twice shortlisted for CV2‘s Young Buck Poetry Prize. His writing has appeared in a number of journals, recently in The Malahat Review, CV2, Sustenance Anthology (Anvil Press), Eighteen Bridges, Prairie Fire, EVENT, Geist and Arc. He is currently working on his first novel. He’s also Managing Editor of Rahila’s Ghost Press, co-host of Tonic Reading Series and an occasional hockey columnist for NHL Numbers. He served as Executive Editor of Promotions at PRISM international in 2016-2017.
DOMINIQUE BERNIER-CORMIER was born in Quebec and grew up in Moscow, Paris, and Beijing. His work won The Fiddlehead’s Prize for Best Poem Prize in 2017, and has been shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize, Arc Magazine’s Poem of the Year Award, and a National Magazine Award. His first book, is a hybrid work of poetry, prose, and journalism about his experiences living in Moscow, and will be published by icehouse (Goose Lane) in fall 2018.