I had a fantastic time meeting Edmonton readers and writers last night at The Olive Reading Series; what a friendly city!! Thank you so much to TL Cowan and the series for hosting me, and to the full audience who came out on a chilly November night to journey through sleep, rural Northern Ontario, and Iceland with me.
Hulbert’s Café, the venue of The Olive Reading Series, has kindly posted a podcast of the reading. I read Wide slumber for lepidopterists in the first set, and then returned to share some of EFHILMNORSTUVWY and the new chapbook, ljóðapoems. The open mic was a tight introduction to four intriguing local writers: Patrick Pilarski, Nicole Pakan, Adam Wilson, and glenN robson. For my friends fluent in Icelandic, you might get a kick out of the ljóðapoems set as my pronunciation is newly befriending my mouth. As well, Patrick Pilarski started the open set with a Mývatn-influenced poem. Here’s a direct link to the podcast.