Saturday, February 7, 2009

Best Canadian Poetry

Off tonight to the launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English. I'll see if I can bootleg a tape of it. Here's the scoop:

Please join us in celebrating the launch of Tightrope Books’ new anthology series, The Best Canadian Poetry In English. This year’s collection of poetry, edited by Stephanie Bolster, is the first in an annual series showcasing poems published in Canadian literary journals. The evening’s festivities will include readings by contributors, and a performance of music and spoken word by Leanne Averbach & Indigo.

Saturday February 7th, 2009
7:00 pm (readings start at 7:30)
Montmartre Café
4362 Main Street
Free Admission

About the anthology:

From a long list of one hundred poems drawn from Canadian literary journals magazines, this year’s guest editor, award winning poet Stephanie Bolster, has chosen fifty of the best Canadian poems published in 2007. With this anthology readers, baffled by proliferating poems and poets, can for the first time tap into the remarkable and vibrant Canadian poetry scene. Readers are invited to explore the currents and cross-currents of poetry in a distinguished volume distilled by a round robin of esteemed editorial taste.

Readings by:

Yvonne Blomer
Amanda Lamarche
Matt Rader
Keith Maillard
Joy Russell
Leanne Averbach
Maleea Acker
Anna Swanson

Leanne Averbach & Indigo:

FEVER with Leanne Averbach & Indigo is a sultry fusion of the spoken words of Vancouver/New York poet Leanne Averbach and the original blues/jazz accompaniment of Astrid Sars' band trio INDIGO.

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