After Stonewall, 370 Bank St near Gilmour, is back in business, rebooting as a bookstore plus pottery, visual art, crafty glassware, etc. By volume it’s 3/4 not-books but books display tighter than votives. The poetry section is one shelf, but if you haven’t got Shane Rhodes’ Err, Marcus McCann’s The Hard Return, or Phyllis Webb’s […]
The lovely man Johnny Pigeau has made the announcement. His sweet Perth reading series and his bookstore are coming to an end. *sigh* Dear Friends and Loyal Customers, Sad news but due to health reasons, we have to cancel the First Edition Reading Series and sell Backbeat Books, Music & Gifts. It’s a charming and […]
A few things, poetry-wise…penny-wise, Arc is looking for $10,000 in donations to put a poetry youth issue of the magazine in classrooms across the country. They’re about $2,500 in so far. If you want to give words towards poetry, you can throw some to Sachiko Murakami who is crowd-sourcing stories and fragments from airports for […]
On Wednesday, February 20, Descant will be celebrating the memory of Winston Collins, writer and enthusiastic teacher of literature at the universities of Cincinnati, Princeton and Toronto, by announcing the winner of the 2013 Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem. The finalists are (in no particular order): Richard Scarsbrook: “Fortune” Laura Lamont: “Night Vision” […]
VerseFest’s Indiegogo funding drive is 2/5 of the way to the goal. It has added a few more items, beyond pins, t-shirts, feel-good-feelings, festival passes and tax receipts…want a framed, handwritten poem by Karen Solie? By Phil Hall? Or how about Philip Levine? If you like broadsheets and limited print run, this may be your […]
Should you happen to have attended a Tree Seed Workshop since 2009, would you mind sharing your thoughts on it? We’re looking for feedback on how we’ve been doing. Please fill in the 10-question survey. It should take no more than 5 minutes.
Each 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month the Tree Reading Series is at Arts Court on Daly Ave, just East of the Rideau Centre. It is often held in the library room on floor 2a. At 8 pm is the featured readers, sometimes an open mic and often a tribute to past poets. But […]