Detours: an anthology of poets from Windsor & Essex County showcases the eclecticism that characterizes the region: the traditional and experimental, the academy and community, the established and emergent, the internationally renowned and promising apprentice. It excavates a rich literary heritage, paying tribute to such luminaries as Bronwen Wallace, Di Brandt, Joyce Carol Oates, Marty Gervais, and Phil Hall, while highlighting work by emerging poets such as Alex Gayowsky, Dani Couture, Darryl Whetter, Kate Hargreaves, and Robert Earl Stewart.
Susan Holbrook and I edited the anthology and wanted to have readings across Windsor and Essex County in both bookstores and art galleries. Here is one of my favorite pics from our local tour. It is a selfie from my camera at the Mudpuppy Gallery in Amherstburg: Susan, myself, Dani, Alex, Kate, and Robert.