Sunday, March 15, 2020

Amish Trivedi, Khashayar Mohammadi, Amanda Earl, Isabella Wang + rob mclennan : virtual reading series #1

this is the first in 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,

Amish Trivedi : “Manifest” from Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed (Shearsman, 2019).

Amish Trivedi is the author of Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed and Sound/Chest. He lives in Maryland.

Khashayar Mohammadi: “the virgin spring,” “Monos,” and “Vancouver.”

Khashayar Mohammadi is an Iranian-born Toronto-based writer and translator.

Amanda Earl : “anxiety, “hope” and “come”

Amanda Earl is an Ottawa writer, visual poet, editor and publisher. She's the managing editor of and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. More information is available at or connect with Amanda on Twitter @KikiFolle.

Isabella Wang : “Ghazal for Phyllis Webb” (excerpt from “Thirteen Ghazals and Anti-ghazals,” after Phyllis Webb)

Isabella Wang is the author of On Forgetting a Language (Baseline Press 2019), and Pebble Swing (Nightwood Editions forthcoming 2021). At 19, she has been shortlisted twice for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest, Minola Review’s Inaugural Poetry Contest, and she holds a pushcart prize nomination for poetry.  Her poetry and prose have appeared in over twenty literary journals including Grain, Prairie Fire, and Arc, and are forthcoming in three anthologies. She is currently pursuing a double-major in English and World Literature at SFU, while working as a Research Assistant for SpokenWeb, a Research Assistant for Oecologies, serving as an Assistant Editor with Room magazine, and co-ordinating the Dead Poets Reading Series.

rob mclennan :Four poems for my fiftieth birthday,” “Five poems for rheumatic fever,” “Four poems for St. Thomas the Apostle Nursery School”

rob mclennan is the author of many things, including the poetry titles A halt, which is empty (Mansfield Press, 2019) and Life sentence, (Spuyten Duyvil), and the poetry chapbooks Anstruther, a history (Anstruther Press, 2020) and Poems for Lunch Poems at SFU (above/ground press, 2020). He lives in Ottawa.

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