Readings Tonight

Factory Reading Series: Covid-era poet memorial.

233 Armstrong Avenue (at Parkdale Market, Ottawa)
Friday, January 13, 2023
doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan,

Also, The Peter F Yacht Club #31; “The Factory Reading Series 30th anniversary” issue launch.

Readings and recollections by Cameron Anstee, Rhonda Douglas, James Moran, natalie hanna, rob mclennan, AJ Dolman, Chris Johnson, Chris Turnbull, Stephen Brockwell, Bardia Sinaee, Anita Lahey, Monty Reid and others on numerous poets we’ve been unable to properly memorialize over this period of pandemic isolation, including: Robert HoggPhyllis WebbDouglas BarbourMichael DennisSteven HeightonClare LatremouilleJoe BladesRichard SangerPeter Van ToornDavid DonnellRM (Richard) VaughanBrian Fawcett, etc.

Two I would read if there were not a snow storm, by Michael Dennis

turning right
I was driving in rural Quebec
and looking for an old farmhouse
how many of them could there be

I had a house number
but no street or road name
I turned around a few times
and eventually
turned right into the laneway

imagine that

talking giraffe
the best jokes, the ones
that make the biggest
always start with
an animal
you didn’t know
could speak

in Talking Giraffes (phafours, 2015)

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