1 February 2012

Prism is a Dead Event, etc.

Warning: Shameless self-promotion below.

I haven't read in Vancouver for a few years, but this weekend I'm doing two readings.

On Friday, I'll be reading at Prism is a Dead Event, a triple launch for three great, local lit mags. It's from 8-11 pm at Project Space, 222 East Georgia Street. I'll be reading with Gary Thomas Morse and there will be a DJ and cake. (And as a freaky-to-me-bonus, it was mentioned on the Globe site this week!)

On Saturday, I'll be reading as part of the Vancouver launch for Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011, in which one of my wife poems was published. The event will be from 7-9 at W2, at 111 West Hastings Street. I don't think there will be cake, but there will be about six poets all reading from the anthology. Great poetry, let me tell you.

The poem of mine that was chosen was originally published in Event, one of the journals that will be launched on Friday night. (Do you read Event? You should.) Maria & Sarah Lawerence is one of my wife poems and the only one of the collection for two voices. (I'm not sure exactly how I'll read it, as it's one of the few poems from the collection that is definitely a page-poem, not a voice poem. I'm thinking of dragging my friend Jennica on stage with me to do it.) It was highlighted as a standout in the collection in The Winnipeg Free Press this weekend. I do appreciate how the reviewer pointed out that these poems actually are not the best published last year, because those are all in collections. Helps keep this humble poet humble.

And finally, I was featured in Branch Magazine recently. I will admit that my office is even more messy now, though you won't be seeing pictures of that, I promise you.