Ottawa Book Launch of “Sheets: Typewriter Works” (Invisible Publishing) by Cameron Anstee
With guest readers Monty Reid and Pearl Pirie
Hosted by Chris JohnsonWednesday November 2, 2022, 6:30pm
Perfect Books (258 Elgin Street), FreeCameron Anstee is the author of Sheets: Typewriter Works (Invisible Publishing, 2022) and Book of Annotations (Invisible Publishing, 2018), and the editor of The Collected Poems of William Hawkins (Chaudiere Books, 2015). He is the editor and publisher of Apt. 9 Press and holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Ottawa. He lives and writes in Ottawa on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.
Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, lived for many years in Alberta and Quebec, and now resides in Ottawa. His recent collections include Meditatio Placentae (Brick), Garden (Chaudiere/Invisible) and The Luskville Reductions (Brick) as well as the chapbooks Seam (above/ground) and The Nipple Variations (postghost). He has won a number of awards (Alberta’s Stephansson Award for poetry x3, National Magazine Awards, Arc Poetry’s Lampman Award, etc) and been short-listed for the Governor-General’s Award on three occasions. A longtime museum professional, he had long stints at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He was the Managing Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine for many years and has recently retired from his position as Director of VerseFest, Ottawa’s international poetry festival.
Pearl Pirie is an Outaouais writer. Her collection footlights was a finalist for the Lampman Award and short and long listed for other awards. rain’s small gestures (Apt 9 Press, 2021), minimalist poems, is short-listed for the 2022 Nelson Ball Prize.