Friday, April 19, 2013
Skanky Possum Presents Poets mclennan and McNair in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2013
We hope you can join us for a poetry reading Saturday, April 27 at Casa Nguyen-Smith where our guest poets will be rob mclennan and Christine McNair.
There will be food, poets, fun and books for sale. It's a reading and a party. Please bring friends, your favorite beverage, and money to buy books.
When: Saturday, April 27
***The gathering begins at 7 PM. Reading starts at 8:20 PM sharp.***
You can RSVP here if you like. Please let your Toronto poet-y friends know?
About the poets:
Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections Songs for little sleep, (Obvious Epiphanies, 2012), grief notes: (BlazeVOX [books], 2012), A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011), Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011) and kate street (Moira, 2011), and a second novel, missing persons (2009). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books, The Garneau Review, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com.
Christine McNair’s work has appeared in sundry places including CV2, The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, Arc, Descant, and Poetry is Dead. She won second prize in the Atlantic Canadian Writing Competition, an honourable mention in the Eden Mills Literary Competition, and was shortlisted for the 2011 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She is one of the hosts of CKCU’s Literary Landscapes program and works as a book conservator in Ottawa. Conflict is her first book.