lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
as part of the Factory Reading Series at the Ottawa Art Gallery
Thursday, March 26
Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2 Canada
doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm
Paul Tyler (Ottawa)
& Shane Rhodes (Ottawa)
Paul Tyler’s poems have recently appeared in The Malahat Review, Grain, Prism International, and The Minnesota Review. In 2004 he won Byron’s Quill Award for Poetry. He received an honourable mention in the 2005 Bliss Carman Award, and won first place in the Being at Work Poetry Challenge in 2006. He was an associate editor with Arc Poetry Magazine from 2004-2008 and works as a library reference assistant.
Shane Rhodes’ most recent book of poetry, The Bindery, was published by NeWest Press in Spring 2007 and won the Lampman-Scott Award for poetry. His first book, The Wireless Room (2000, NeWest Press), won the Alberta Book Award for poetry, and his second book, Holding Pattern (2002, NeWest Press) also won the Lampman-Scott Award for poetry. As well as appearing in magazines across Canada, Shane’s poetry is featured in the anthologies Breathing Fire II, Seminal: Canada’s Gay Male Poets, Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008, and Best Gay Poetry 2008. Shane was also recently awarded The Malahat Review 2009 P. K. Page Founder's Award for Poetry.