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DAVID ALEXANDER SPENCER GORDON OWAIN NICHOLSON

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20TH

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
DAVID ALEXANDER is the author of the chapbooks Chicken Scratch from Puddles of Sky Press (2014) and Modern Warfare from Anstruther Press (2016). After the Hatching Oven is forthcoming from Nightwood Editions next spring. Poems from this collection have appeared or are forthcoming in subTerrain, CV2, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts & Letters, Bad Nudes, and the Humber Literary Review.
SPENCER GORDON‘s debut poetry collection is Cruise Missile Liberals (Nightwood Editions, 2017).  He is also the author of the poetry chapbooks Anno Zombie Dance (Emergency Response Unit, 2016), Conservative Majority (Apt. 9, 2013) and Feel Good! Look Great! Have a Blast! (Ferno House, 2011, shortlisted for the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award). He is one of CBC Books’ Writers to Watch and the winner of a CBC Book Award for Cosmo. Spencer is co-founder and a senior editor of the ten-year-old magazine The Puritan.
OWAIN NICHOLSON grew up in Winnipeg and studied both creative writing and archaeology at the University of Victoria. A working archaeologist, Nicholson sees history, ancestry, nature and people at the centre of both practices, and his poems often use the digsite as a source of image and metaphor. Digsite is Nicholson’s debut collection of poetry. He currently lives in Toronto.
Photos: Poet’s websites/twitter. Prism International.

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JIM NASON
DECEMBER 15TH*

knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market

Doors open 6:30PM | Reading 7PM
*Note date change.

What Queer Reading

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“I’ve stopped holding back.”

Poet JIM NASON‘s fifth collection, Touch Anywhere To Begin (Signature Editions, 2016), is hot. Not ‘trying to be hot’ on steroids, not ‘porn-talk.’ Hot. Real hot. A heat that only comes with a certain degree of risk, the unspoken communication between lovers pushing boundaries, attempting the new, paying attention to the point of entry. How one is entered.

Desire is a weed in the air as I walk today. p.16

As Carl Phillips describes in the book’s epigraph, “…the tension between how we behave and how we are expected to behave.”

Or, as a woman who came up to him at his recent Toronto launch at The Wickson Social (once the iconic Club Colby’s, then Five) said, “I was uncomfortable, but for all the right reasons.”

Tonight, like no other, sex. p.17

“I’m the one squirming,” says Jim, “but with each piece in this book I…

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