Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Readings Past and Future

I'll be reading at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival. That's Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 9pm to 10:15pm in the Salle Anjou Room, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal. The event is advertised as a SOIRÉE DE POÉSIE MONTRÉALAISE: A poetry reading in English and French with Jason Camlot, Jean-Marc Desgent, Mary di Michele, Renée Gagnon, Yannick B. Gélinas, William Thomas, Heise, Erin Moure, Yannick Renaud, and Carolyn Marie Souaid.


January 19th, 2006. A Delirium Press reading with local writers Kate Hall and Heather Jessup, plus three Brooklyn poets, Matthew Roher, Joshua Beckman & Matthew Zapruder. One of the best readings I've ever participated in. Everyone was so damn good.

March 12th, 2006. The Pilot reading series hosted by Jon Paul Fiorentino. An evening paying tribute to the work of Rob Allen. Readers included Stephen Luxton, David McGimpsey, Emily Evans Jani Krulc and Mikhail Iossel, who translated and read a poem of Rob's in Russian. I read several poems from Rob's second collection, Blues and Ballads, published in 1973 by Ithaca Press.

March 26th, 2006. A reading at the North Hatley Library (pictured here in winter). With Stephen Luxton, Rob Allen and Keith Henderson. It was a beautiful spring day in North Hatley, and a special reading for me because a Townships poet I admire a lot, D.G. Jones, came out to listen. They sure have a lot of books by Ralph Gustafson in the North Hatley Library. Thanks to Jan Draper for organizing the event.