Poetry Plume in Ottawa

No Tree tonight. It’s rolled into Versefest with Tree-sponsored readers on Thursday. The Ottawa Citizen has run an article on Versefest.
Tonight the festival kicks off at 7 pm with Sir Realist (aka Nathanaël Larochette), Emilie Zoey Baker & Mark Tredinnick from Australia
9 pm Anita Lahey, Rob Winger & Brent Raycroft with the Arc night.
It continues at the Knox until some events go offsite on the weekend. Check it out at versefest.ca
Need more poetry of a poetry fix to hold you over? Or can’t make it to Ottawa?
Issue 6 of 17 seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics went live today with

Cameron Anstee – for VERSeFest: ‘this is the kind of poetry we want’
Nathan Dueck – from Th Passn o th Jpwn o Rc
Kathryn MacLeod:
– post landmarks
– Wandering Star (Journey to China)
rob mclennan – Shaped, and re-shaped: a short interview with Sarah Mangold
Pearl Pirie – Safety, Risk and the Brain in Poetry and Publishing
Elizabeth Robinson – On Lithography and other poems

And Cameron Anstee at his blog points out that http://www.canlit-symposium.ca/programme.html”>Layton Symposium now has its schedule and registration up, and Michael Dennis has started a blog.
On the Bywords wire news that, 14 years in, the Plan 99 reading series has launched a site.

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