POEM OF THE WEEK
by Carolyn Marie Souaid
“A Modern Physical Poet Electric Affinities, Michael Pacey. Signature Editions, 2015 In the course of writing these sixty-six short and 'shocking' poems Michael Pacey was......” >>
— Allen Bentley
“A piece of shrapnel pushing its way out of a soldier’s neck, years after the battle that blinded and scarred him, is a powerful metaphor for the need to expose your pain to......” >>
— Joanne Kelly
Book columnist on CBC Radio Weekend Morning Show
“As tethered to the rest of the world as it is, Ottawa often feels like a small, even private, city. That’s why it can be so jarring to open a local book and find a......” >>
— Eric Murphy
Ottawa Life Magazine
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Join us at the Halifax Central Library on Sunday, July 17 at 2pm for the second annual “Meet Me in… Writers on Rights’” human rights poetry event. Hosted by Tightrope Publisher Jim Nason and Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke, the event will feature readings related to human rights issues by acclaimed poets from some of Canada’s top independent publishers. Poets include Michael Fraser, Emily Pohl-Weary and Carole Glasser Langille.
Special guest reader George Amabile has published ten books and had work appear in over a hundred national and international venues.
He has won awards in the CAA National Prize, the CBC Literary Competition, the Petra Kenney International Competition and the MAC national poetry contest, and the National Magazine Awards. His latest poetry collection, Martial Music (Signature Editions) was published in April 2016. Other recent publications include a long poem, Dancing, with Mirrors and Small Change, both of which won Bressani Awards. Amabile lives in Winnipeg.
Martial Music was on McNally's Bestseller's list during Poetry Month. Don't miss out!
More info here: http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-15148/Carmelo-Militano-with-George-Amabile----Book-Launch/#.V2rW5yMrL6d
Catherine Hunter, along with Daria Soloman will be reading to members of Manitoba Association of Teachers of English (MATE)--high school English teachers as a pre-Conference to their Professional Development day on October 21st.