Archive for November, 2008

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Olive Series podcast available

November 13, 2008

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.

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Reading in Edmonton

November 10, 2008

I’m excited to read at The Olive Reading Series in Edmonton this Tuesday, November 11 at 6pm (Hulbert’s, 7601-115 Street). The event will also mark the launch of my new chapbook, ljóðapoems.

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Less Is More: The Poetics of Erasure

November 2, 2008

Simon Fraser University’s Art Gallery has opened an exhibit of erasure poetry, featuring work on display by:

Monica Aasprong • Andrea Actis • James Arthur • Oana Avasilichioaei • derek beaulieu • Jen Bervin • Rebecca Brown • Louis Cabri • Steve Collis • Jeff Derksen • Alexandra Dipple • Sarah Dowling • Jennifer Borges Foster • Jamie Hilder • Kristin Lucas • Michael Maranda/Parasitic Ventures Press • Erin Mouré • Tom Phillips • Kristina Lee Podesva • a.rawlings • Mary Ruefle • Susan Schuppli • Nick Thurston • Aaron Vidaver

The exhibit runs November 1st to December 12th. It includes “The Owls/Wolves of North,” an excerpt from my current work-in-progress EFHILMNORSTUVWY. During the first week of the exhibit, there will be a panel discussion and lunch-time talks.

The Capilano Review‘s newest issue focuses on work from the exhibit and includes artist statements. If you can’t make it to the exhibit, I’d suggest acquiring a copy of this issue.

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