a series of video recordings of contemporary poets reading from their work, prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent cancellations, shut-downs and isolations; a reading series you can enjoy in the safety of your own protected space,
Mike Montreuil : “untitled” and “When you fall”
Mike Montreuil is a writer of short form poetry. He is enjoying his retirement from the Silly Service. The Editions des petits nuages recently published Alone after being alone, A volume of the Selected Unpublished haiku of Jocelyne Villeneuve, which he edited. Catkin Press just released his latest French-language haibun chapbook fevrier.
Jessica Moore : “Warning shot across the bow” and “Lines go blurry”
Jessica Moore is an author and literary translator. Her first book, Everything, now (Brick Books 2012), is a love letter to the dead, and a conversation with her translation of Turkana Boy (Talonbooks 2012) by Jean-François Beauchemin, for which she won a PEN America Translation award. Mend the Living, her translation of the novel by Maylis de Kerangal, was nominated for the 2016 Man Booker International and won the UK’s Wellcome Prize in 2017. She lives in Toronto, near the shores of Lake Ontario, that inland sea.
Tom Prime : “Everybody's taking pictures of me,” “Mycelian fungi links my anterior tibialis to the root system,” “Checkov was not there” and “Wintry in Telassar”
Tom Prime is a PhD candidate at Western University's English Dept. He has a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria. He has been published in Carousel, Ditch, Fjords Review, The Northern Testicle, The Rusty Toque, Vallum, and Watch Your Head. His collaborative collection of poems written with Gary Barwin, A Cemetery for Holes, is available from Gordon Hill Press. He has forthcoming publications in Lana Turner and Blasted Tree Press.
Amelia Does : “Me Two,” “There Was Meat,” “Your Idea,” “The Ham Harp,” “Buffetting,” “The Impossibility of Blame,” “Two In a Car,” “Brother and Sister” and “Apricot Lessons (a story)”
Amelia Does is a writer, artist and video maker from London Ontario. Her poems have been published by above/ground press, Proper Tales Press, Acta Victoriana, and Touch the Donkey. She is author of 5 self-published books and producer of 3 feature documentary films. ameliadoes.weebly.com
Shayne Coffin : “West Highway Burying Ground,” “Meadow of the Norse,” “From Porch” and “I Dream of Edwardian Times,” from Joe Bat's Arm and Other Islands
Shayne Coffin is a writer and award-winning actor of the stage and screen. Originally from Guelph Ontario, Shayne is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Theatre Art’s Program in London Ontario. He has published four collections of poetry including Issues of A Boarder and Words for Maureen. Shayne lives in and around Guelph Ontario. https://shaynecoffin.weebly.com