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Sunday, August 05, 2012

my upcoming above/ground press reading: preamble

i am not one to preface poems i read from with a lot of talk. i want people listening to be able to be in the poem, rather than taken out of it by my banter. consider this a preamble:

i will be reading selections from ghazals against the gradual demise, including

1. Instigator (Hafiz)
i read a few of these at Tree's open mic on July 12.
thanks to Rod Pederson for recording & posting on YouTube.
2. Sex First & Then A Sandwich (Jim Harrison's Outlyer & Ghazals)
3. February (Adrienne Rich's Blue Ghazals)
4. ghazals in the silent eye (after Max Ernst)

thank you to the Ontario Arts Council Writers ReserveProgram, the City of Ottawa Creation and Production Fund for Emerging Artists, above/ground press publisher rob mclennan

Chapbooks being launched by above/ground press at the reading:

Cameron Anstee, Regarding Renewal
Stephen Brockwell, Excerpts from Impossible Books, The Crawdad Cantos
Amanda Earl, Sex First & Then A Sandwich
Marilyn Irwin, flicker

the reading will take place on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward; doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm $5 includes an above/ground press chapbook. further info here.

happy 19th anniversary above/ground press!

ps: here's the interview Susan Johnston conducted on last Friday's CKCU FM program Special Blend with my fellow readers: Cameron Anstee and Marilyn Irwin, and our illustrious host, rob mclennan. thanks to Cameron for making it available via his blog & to Susan for recording it.

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