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at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.

MATTHEW TIERNEY is the author of four books of poetry; the most recent is Midday at the Super-Kamiokande, a Fall 2018 release from Coach House Books. His previous book, Probably Inevitable, won the 2013 Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English. He is also a recipient of the K. M. Hunter Award and the P.K. Page Founders’ Award. He lives in the east end of Toronto with his wife and son.

MARK TRUSCOTT is the author of Branches (book*hug, 2018)  and two previous books of poetry: Said Like Reeds or Things(2004) and Nature (2010), which was shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Poetry. Poems from Branches have appeared in EventThe Walrus and on the Cultural Society website ( Truscott was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and grew up in Burlington, ON. He lives in Toronto.

STEVE McORMAND‘s new collection of poetry Reckon (Brick, 2018). He is the author of three previous collections of poetry, most recently The Good News about Armageddon (Brick Books 2010), which appeared on a number of book critics’ “Best of 2010” lists and was shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award. His second collection, Primer on the Hereafter (Wolsak and Wynn 2006), was awarded the Atlantic Poetry Prize. His debut collection, Lean Days (Wolsak and Wynn 2004), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, which recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian. His work has also been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2016Translating Horses: The Line, The Thread, The UndersideI Found It at the Movies: An Anthology of Film PoemsBreathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets and Landmarks: An Anthology of New Atlantic Canadian Poetry of the Land. A native of Prince Edward Island, he has called Toronto home since 1997.

NASSER HUSSAIN is a Lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. His first book, boldface was published in 2014. He holds a PhD in English from the University of York (UK), an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and a BA in English from Queen’s University.  Nasser has had a number of occupations: treeplanter, wilderness guide, amateur restaurateur, and now academic and poet. He likes his new job best. For him, poems are best described as ‘language with a pattern’, and much of his recent practice takes pleasure in finding new patterns to wonder at. SKY WRI TEI NGS is the first expression of a larger interest in mass transit, and is his attempt to find a literal and poetic intersection between two things that ‘move’ us (in this case, planes and poems).

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