The thirty-sixth in my monthly "spotlight" series, each featuring a different poet with a short statement and a new poem or two, is now online, featuring Thorold, Ontario poet Franco Cortese.
first eleven in the series were attached to the Drunken Boat blog, and
the series has so far featured poets including Seattle, Washington poet
Sarah Mangold, Colborne, Ontario poet Gil McElroy, Vancouver poet Renée
Sarojini Saklikar, Ottawa poet Jason Christie, Montreal poet and
performer Kaie Kellough, Ottawa poet Amanda Earl, American poet
Elizabeth Robinson, American poet Jennifer Kronovet, Ottawa poet Michael
Dennis, Vancouver poet Sonnet L’Abbé, Montreal writer Sarah Burgoyne,
Fredericton poet Joe Blades, American poet Genève Chao, Northampton MA
poet Brittany Billmeyer-Finn, Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer from
Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1 territory) poet, critic and editor Joshua
Whitehead, American expat/Barcelona poet, editor and publisher Edward
Smallfield, Kentucky poet Amelia Martens, Ottawa poet Pearl Pirie,
Burlington, Ontario poet Sacha Archer, Washington DC poet Buck Downs,
Toronto poet Shannon Bramer, Vancouver poet and editor Shazia Hafiz
Ramji, Vancouver poet Geoffrey Nilson, Oakland, California poets and
editors Rusty Morrison and Jamie Townsend, Ottawa poet and editor Manahil Bandukwala, Toronto
poet and editor Dani Spinosa, Kingston writer and editor Trish
Salah, Calgary poet, editor and publisher Kyle Flemmer, Vancouver poet
Adrienne Gruber, California poet and editor Susanne Dyckman, Brooklyn
poet-filmmaker Stephanie Gray, Vernon, BC poet Kerry Gilbert, South Carolina poet and translator Lindsay Turner and Vancouver poet and editor Adèle Barclay.
The whole series can be found online here.