MATTHEW WALSH THESE ARE NOT THE POTATOES OF MY YOUTH (Goose Lane, 2019)
FRIDAY MAY 24TH
knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto
Doors 6:30 Poetry 7 No late entry once program begins
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
DOMENICA MARTINELLO is a writer from Montréal, Quebec and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was the recipient of the Deena Davidson Friedman Prize for Poetry. In 2017 she was a finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the winner of carte blanche’s 3Macs Prize for a genre-bending work of literary criticism on Elena Ferrante. Recent poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in The Columbia Review, Poetry Northwest, The Montréal Review of Books, Canadian Notes & Queries,The Globe & Mail, THIS Magazine,PRISM International, Lemond Hound, and elsewhere. Most recently, her poem “Just Desserts” placed on the longlist for CV2’s 2018 Young Buck Poetry Prize. All Day I Dream About Sirens (2019) is her first book.
Originally from Victoria, BC, MICHELLE BROWN lives in Toronto with her husband and three-legged dog Bo. Previously shortlisted for CV2‘s Young Buck poetry prize and longlisted for the CBC poetry prize, Safe Words (Palimpsest Press, 2018) is her first full-length collection.
MATTHEW WALSH hails from the eastern shore of Nova Scotia and has twice travelled by bus across Canada. Their poems may be found in the Malahat Review, Arc, Existere, Matrix, Carousel, and Geist. These Are Not the Potatoes Of My Youth (Goose Lane, 2019) is their poetry debut. Walsh now lives in Toronto.