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.@chadicampbell's insightful review of Jim Johnstone's new poetry collection 'The Chemical Life' in @mancreview: " we glimpse … the slow crash and delayed impact of addiction and mental illness." https://t.co/mb2q9sqk8A pic.twitter.com/bNqs7GbV7B
— Vehicule Press (@VehiculePress) November 20, 2017
One of several delightful encounters this year, ANDREW MCEWAN’S If Pressed (BookThug, 2017) More Kirby’s Picks for 2017 out next week. knife | fork | book
Pictured: An excerpt from the poem, ‘Review’ in ANDREW MCEWAN’s If Pressed (BookThug, 2017)
Secret’s out. JACQUELYN ROSS MAYONNAISE (Blank Cheque) is but one of the chapbook gems of the year. Full list out next week. knife | fork | book
Toronto. Kensington Market. Saturday night. Not a bar. No liquor sales. Full house. 7:30PM Lights dim. Poetry.
Four fresh powerhouses. PAMELA DUNGAO. MIGUEL LEANDRO GAMBOA. TARA-MICHELLE ZINIUK. And the poet in pink ballcap and pleather.
Last night’s Toronto launch of THE TIDE (Rahila’s Ghost Press, 2017), JAKE BYRNE is deserving of every accolade tossed his way, and more. It’s rare to witness the ‘beginnings’ of a major new talent. Such brilliance, such direct flame. Bearing awe.
I was asked earlier this week, “Why am I doing [any of] this?” and, of the numerous reasons, I used to have to travel (at times still do) for nights like these. Now, here.
Thanks poets, friends, family, lovers of poets/poetry. The entire evening, magic. I will never forget.
I am no lady. I will rise and rise again out of the burning air. You can eat my genius,