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,
James Lindsay : “Tinnitus”
James Lindsay is the author of Our Inland Sea, the chapbook Ekphrasis! Ekphrasis!, and Double Self-Portrait. He is the co-founder of Pleasence Records and works in book publishing. He lives in Toronto.
Dennis Cooley : “the prairie muse explains her role :” from The Muse Sings (2020)
Dennis Cooley was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, and has lived most of his life in Winnipeg, where he has been active in many parts of its literary life. Latest books include departures, the muse sings, the bestiary, and coldpress moon.
Gerald Hill : “Brother B., Order of St. Benedict, Monk,” “Page of Train” and “When I Become Poet Laureate, Part the Last”
Gerald Hill just published his 7th poetry collection, Crooked at the Far End, from Radiant Press. A two-time winner of the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry, he was Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan in 2016.
Paul Pearson : “The Assayer” and “Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences”
Paul Pearson is the co-founding editor and chapbook designer for the Olive Reading Series. His poems have appeared in Descant and Event, and the anthology Writing the Land: Alberta Through Its Poets from House of Blue Skies. Raised in a mining town in the mountainous back-country of southeastern British Columbia, Paul has since relocated to Edmonton where he lives and writes with his wife and two children. Lunatic Engine is his debut collection.
Carrie Hunter : 3 poems from Vibratory Milieu.
Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, edited the chapbook press, ypolita press, and was on the editorial board of Black Radish Books. Her forthcoming book, Vibratory Milieu, comes out January 2021 with Nightboat books, and she has two previous full-length collections, The Incompossible, and Orphan Machines, both with Black Radish Books. She lives in San Francisco and teaches ESL.