Talonbooks Spring 2016 Poetry Launch is celebrating new works by Jordan Abel, bill bissett, Clint Burnham, Weyman Chan, and Carl Peters. (Weyman Chan is coming in from Calgary and bill bissett from Toronto!)
The poets will read from their brand-new books. Drinks and snacks will be served. Books will be available!
Doors open at 7:30 PM. Readings start at 8:00 with Carl Peters, Clint Burnham, and Jordan Abel, followed by a break, and then Weyman Chan and bill bissett. And Stephen Collis will host!
Free. All are welcome!
See you there.
I know I know – you’re tired of hearing about the inimitable Spenst. The Vancouver luminary, however, has released a new book of poetry! Ignite explores his father’s mental illness, being raised Mennonite, elegy, and, and, and. Just stop reading this and go read that.
Buy it here or at your local bookstore. Now.
What a day. I couldn’t make all the events, but those that I did were, without exception, very talented folks. Geoff Nilson read from his new chapbook We Have to Look, Shannon Rayne read several published pieces, Elee Kraljii Gardiner read from her brand-spankin new book, Serpentine Loop (out now from Anvil), and Jennifer Zilm read from her new book Waiting Room (BookThug). We were also treated to new poems from Leah Horlick, and Cecily Nicholson took over Artspeak with her phenomenal poems and voice. Already looking forward to next year, and hoping that organizer Kevin Spenst is doing well after a health scare…
The ever-excellent Kevin Spenst has organized a great multi-venue, multi-reader event in Vancouver! I’m reading with the incredible Cecily Nicholson (From the Poplars, Talonbooks 2015), but come see everyone!
Details are here.