Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Nicole Raziya Fong, Julie Joosten, Joanna Lilley, Jules Arita Koostachin + Sarah Ens : virtual reading series #17

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,


Nicole Raziya Fong is a poet living in Montréal. She is the author of PEЯFACT (Talonbooks, 2019). Past work has appeared in publications including Social Text, carte blanche, The Volta and filling Station as well as in translation in Exit, OEI & Revue Watts.

Julie Joosten : “[whose hair is yellower than torchlight]”

Julie Joosten is the author Nought, which is coming out with Book*hug this month.  Her first book, Light Light, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry.  She lives in Toronto.

Joanna Lilley : “Necrofauna,” “Off course” and “Garden Lion”

Joanna Lilley is an award-winning poet living in Whitehorse. Born in the UK yet always drawn north, Joanna settled in the Yukon 14 years ago where she lives in a log home beside the boreal forest. Endlings is her fifth book and third collection of poetry.

Jules Arita Koostachin : “Shaking Tent”

Cree from the Ancestral lands of Moshkeko, and a band member of Attawapiskat First Nation, Jules Arita Koostachin was born in Moose Factory, Ontario where she was raised by her Cree grandparents. She is a PhD candidate with GRSJ at UBC with a focus on Indigenous documentary practices. Jules is an actor, academic, writer and a filmmaker. Her media arts practice addresses socio-political issues that urban and rural Indigenous peoples face.

Sarah Ens : "Wuthering: A Comprehensive Guide”

Sarah Ens grew up in Treaty 1 territory (Landmark, MB) and is currently a writer and editor based in Treaty 6 territory (Saskatoon, SK). Her poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals including Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, Poetry Is Dead, Room Magazine, and SAD Mag. In 2019, she won The New Quarterly's Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest and placed 2nd in CV2's 2-Day Poem Contest. She also won 1st place in Room Magazine's 2018 Short Forms Contest. Sarah is a current MFA in Writing candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. The World Is Mostly Sky is her first book.

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