amongst books

amongst books

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Upcoming Readings - travelling poet

I'm thrilled to have been invited to read at upcoming readings in Toronto and Windsor.

 On February 11, I'll be one of four poets reading at the Canthius Issue 3 launch at Likely General, 389 Roncevalles, Toronto.

Doyali Islam
Nicole Brewer
Amanda Earl
Lisa Richter

i'm excited!
Then on March 2, I will have the pleasure of opening for André Narbonne who is launching his poetry book "You Were Here" published by Flat Singles Press in Windsor, Ontario at Biblioasis, 7pm. 

Hope to see you at one or both of these readings. Drop by, say hi, buy a book, schmooze. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Flat Singles Press publishes my essay on prose poetry on its blog

What did you do over the holidays? It was a quiet time for me. I had the opportunity to respond to Flat Singles Press's excellent series on fullness in poetry. Thanks to Joe LaBine for his fine attention to my writing and editorial improvements.

You can read "Sentenced to Poetry: Fullness as Accumulation and Rebellion in the Prose Poem" here.

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Sandra Ridley - My Poetic (m)Other appears on Many Gendered Mothers

There's a wonderful new project/blog curated by a group of folks, including Adèle Barclay, Nat, Natalee Caple,Klara du PlessisClaire Farley,Jane Eaton HamiltonSonnet L’Abbérob mclennanHazel MillArJacqueline Valencia + Erin Wunker   Natalee Caplee. 

"many gendered mothers is a project on literary influence featuring short essays by writers (of any/all genders) on the women, femme, trans, and non-binary writers who have influenced them, as a direct or indirect literary forebear."

I chose to write about dear friend and daring poetesse, Sandra Ridley.

Please read the piece and the previous three essays and all the essays that come after.

My Poetic (M)Other 

thanks to rob mclennan for insightful and helpful edits.

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