Sirens

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KATERI LANTHIER SIREN (Signal/Vehicule Press, 2017) SVETLANA LILOVA METAPHYSICAL DICTIONARY (Dumagrad, 2017) JOSIE DI SCIASCIO-ANDREWS A JAR OF FIREFLIES (Mosiac Press, 2016)

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16TH

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks (we’re shoeless).

KATERI LANTHIER holds a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. Her poems have been published in Canada, the U.S., and England, most recently in The Fiddlehead, Leveler, Event, Hazlitt, Green Mountains Review, Arc, the Literary Review of Canada, and Halibut Haiku (forthcoming). Her poem “The Coin Under the Leftmost Sliding Cup” won the 2013 Walrus Poetry Prize and was included in Best Canadian Poetry 2014 (Tightrope Books). She won third prize in the London-based 2016 Troubadour International Poetry competition. She was profiled in Portraits of Canadian Writers (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2016) and is an Adjunct Professor, MA in English in the Field of Creative Writing, University of Toronto. Her first collection is Reporting from Night (Iguana, 2011). Her second is Siren (Signal Editions, Véhicule Press, 2017).
SVETLANA LILOVA was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was raised by her grandparents in a remote rural village. In her early teens, without warning, she was spirited through the Iron Curtain by relatives. She arrived in Canada not knowing a word of English. Soon she was inseparable from her dictionary.
JOSIE DI SCIASCIO-ANDREWS lives in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She is a poet, writer and French as a Second Language teacher. Born in Italy, she studied at the University of Toronto and later at Harvard University. She has published two previous works of poetry and has won numerous awards for her work including the Arborealis Anthology Prize, Winsome Words Anthology First Prize Winner and the Ontario Poetry Society Ultra Short Poem Contest.

Atremble

your inane orators and their rhetoric / that flows with the blood of others / beyond our frigid roads and rivers / your bedraggled buffoons who speak truth / Beings the colours of butterflies / slurping up the disturbing sweat / and elbow grease of my alchemy / extracting the quintessence of everything / Yes, I have made the most of your muck

Riveting. Passionate. Unforgettable. Poets SONIA DI PLACIDO and GARRY THOMAS MORSE enrapt a full house at the Toronto launch of Morse’s latest, SAFETY SAND (Talonbooks, 2017). knife | fork | book

Photos: KIRBY
Above: GARRY THOMAS MORSE, Safety Sand p.21

Realness

realness
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PEDLAR PRESS BOOK LAUNCH

CONCETTA PRINCIPE THIS REAL JACK DAVIS FAUNICS w/ MARTHA BAILLIE

FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks (we’re shoeless).

CONCETTA PRINCIPE writes poetry and fiction, and has published four previous works including Hiroshima: A Love Story (2016), walking (2013), Interference (1999) and Stained Glass (1997). She received a PhD in Humanities in 2014; a scholarly work came out with Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. She is a sessional professor of literature / creative writing at York and Trent Universities, and lives in Toronto. She has published in online journals such as Lemon Hound and The Rusty Toque, and in print journals such as The Malahat Review, Grain, and Matrix.
JACK DAVIS was born in northern Ontario and lives in Parry Sound. For the past ten summers he has lived and worked at a remote fire lookout in the woods of northernmost northern Alberta. Faunics is his groundbreaking debut.
MARTHA BAILLIE was born in Toronto, and educated in a French-English bilingual school. She studied history and modern languages (French and Russian) at the University of Edinburgh. She completed her studies at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the University of Toronto. While at university, she became involved in theatre. In 1981, she took an extended trip through parts of Asia including Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Burma, Nepal and India. This experience inspired her to switch her focus from acting to writing. Today, she works part-time for the Toronto Public Library. Cannoing and hiking are two of her principal passions.