like no other. The pleasure of good company. Poets LISA RICHTER. JENNIFER LOVEGROVE. MAUREEN SCOTT HARRIS knife | fork | book
Stew, my paddling companion, coughs, says:
“I didn’t think I’d miss the insects
as much as the potable water,
the blue sky, green.”*
A breeze makes me glad to be in my body.**
THURSDAY NIGHT POETS
Touch Anywhere to Begin
Doors 6:30PM Poetry 7-ish
Aaron Kreuter is a writer of fiction and poetry. His first collection of poetry, Arguments For Lawn Chairs, is out now from Guernica Editions. You and Me, Belonging, a collection of short fiction, is forthcoming from Tightrope Books.
Jim Nason is the author of four previous collections of poetry, most recently, Music Garden. He has also published two novels, The Housekeeping Journals and I Thought I Would Be Happy, as well as a collection of short fiction, The Girl on the Escalator. His award-winning poems, essays and stories have been published in literary journals across the United States and Canada, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008, 2010, and 2014. He has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Award in both fiction and poetry categories. Jim was born in Montreal and has lived in Calgary, Vancouver, and Syracuse. He has degrees from York, Ryerson, and McGill Universities and presently lives in Toronto where he writes and teaches. He is the owner and publisher of Tightrope Books.
A robust 14th Annual Meeting of The Dead Poets Society @ Supermarket last night, presented by The Art Bar, The Rowers Pub Reading Series, and Tightrope Books. Hosted by David Clink with Heather Wood.
Wonderful to see the rich herstory of Kensington Market continue to thrive as a literary/poetry hub.
Pictured: Heather Wood. Ilyana Kuling reads Kildare Dobbs. Host David Clink. Robin Richardson reads Slyvia Plath. Amber Homeniuk reads Elizabeth Brewster. Michael Fraser reads Adelia Prado. Jeff Latosik reads Philip Levine. Cara-Lyn Morgan reads Langston Hughes. Aaron Kreuter reads Mahmoud Darwish. Catriona Wright reads C. D. Wright. Kilby Smith-McGregor. Not pictured: Maureen Hynes. Amanda Jernigan. Maureen Scott Harris.
DEC 15TH @ KFB: FINAL THURSDAY NIGHT POETS of the season, JIM NASON. Doors 6:30PM Poetry 7-ish. Come. Celebrate.
Our friends at Tightrope Books launch their signature series with a select line-up of poets at Harbourfront this evening.
DAYTRIPPING. Made a jaunt to wonderful James Street (Hamilton) to nosh at Wass with Toronto Book Award Finalist and dear friend MARNIE WOODROW (at kfb Oct 6th), pick up copies of KILBY SMITH-McGREGOR’s Kids in Triage at Wolsak & Wynn (thanks Ashley) for her reading with ROXANNA BENNETT (Nov 3), join the well-read at Mulberry Coffeehouse, and meet bookseller extraordinaire MONIQUE DOEPEL at her impeccable shop, James Street Bookseller.