Reading: Rob Taylor, Dallas Hunt, Tolu Oloruntoba, Shaun Robinson

An outstanding reading last night from these folks, in support of Rob’s new book, “Strangers” (you can buy this here). Really great to be out in Clark Park and see some fine folks I haven’t seen in…you know…a pandemic’s age…

I only had enough cheddar to pick up one more book, and chose Dallas Hunt’s book “Creeland“. Looking forward to digging into that soon!

Tolu Oloruntoba’s reading from his books “The Junta of Happenstance” and “Manubrium” was brilliant. Am going to track those both down.

Lastly, Shaun Robinson read poems from “If You Discover a Fire” – whose humour and strength were evident. Check him out – also worth following on twitter!

xoxo

m.

Alex Leslie’s new book!

bookcoverAlex’s phenomenal new book of prose poems is out with Nightwood.  I can’t recommend this enough.  I’ll let Jen Currin’s great blurb spell it out:

“Prose poems, soundtracks, minifictions—the lyrical, multi-faceted pieces in The things I heard about you record the ways in which language makes and unmakes us.”

Buy the book here (or at your local bookshop!):

http://www.nightwoodeditions.com/title/ThethingsIheardaboutyou

and follow Alex here:

http://alexleslie.wordpress.com/

Garry Morse the amazing….

garrymorseThe uber-talented and clever Mr. Morse wrote a series of “meta-texts”looking at different themes and ideas through the lens of many different poets.  It veers from writer to artist to musician and composer with a dextrous hand.  Well worth a read.

http://talonbooks.com/meta-talon/roundup-text-in-the-city-by-garry-thomas-morse

you can find Mr. Morse here:

@garryTmorse

and here:

http://www.dashesanddots.ca/