Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Muse Readings - part 2

Tuesday June 25th, 2013 @8pm.
Art Bar reading series. Toronto, ON.

Wednesday June 26th, 2013 @7pm.
Tightrope's Spring Book Thing. Toronto, ON.

Sat June 29th, 2013 @7pm
Amherstburg hometown launch of Dawn Kresan’s Muse

with special guest readings from Detours

Mudpuppy Gallery
. Amherstburg, ON.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Stalin's Carnival

 Palimpsest Press is proud to release Steven Heighton's STALIN’S CARNIVAL

In Stalin’s Carnival, Heighton explores the transformation of Josef Stalin from romantic and political poet to notorious dictator with chilling results. In this finely-crafted collection, the resilient lyrical voice is presented as a means of survival in a time of violence. Heighton recreates a world and a time that feels as vital and immediate to us today as it was over a century ago. Winner of the Gerald Lampert Award in 1990, this reissue has been edited by Heighton and includes a foreword by Ken Babstock.

Steven Heighton has been described by Al Purdy as “one of the best writers of his generation, maybe the best.” His poetry books include Patient Frame, The Address Book, The Ecstasy of Skeptics, and Foreign Ghosts. His work has been internationally anthologized, translated into nine languages, and nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Journey Prize, and Britain’s W.H. Smith Award. He has received the Air Canada Prize, the Gerald Lampert Award, Gold Medals for fiction and for poetry in the National Magazine Awards, and the Petra Kenney Prize. Heighton has taught fiction and poetry at the May Studios in Banff and the Booming Ground workshop at UBC, and has been writer in residence at Concordia University and Massey College at the University of Toronto.


“A collection of very powerful poems”
     —Irving Layton

“Heighton introduced a new basis into Canadian poetry: an approach to traditional formal rigour that was entirely original and personal. It became the seed of what in the new Canadian poetry is most truly experimental and restlessly seeking—a creative fusion of perception, emotion, and form.”
     —A. F. Moritz

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Muse Readings - part 1

Thursday June 6th, 2013
Live words reading series.
Black Swan Tavern. 154 Danforth Ave. Toronto, ON.

Friday June 7th, 2013 @7pm
Dawn Kresan with Steven Heighton, Laura Lush, Sharon McCartney, and Sandra Kasturi.
Hosted by Jim Johnstone.

Dora Keogh. 141 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON.

Tuesday June 11th, 2013.
Tree reading series.
143-2166 Loyola Ave. Ottawa, ON.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Poetry Bash

Palimpsest Press and Tightrope Books present poetry by Steven Heighton, Laura Lush, John Wall Barger, Dawn Marie Kresan, and Sandra Kasturi. Friday June 7th at The Dora at 7pm. Toronto, ON.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June readings

Monday June 3, 2013 @7:30pm.
Laura Lush at Rowers Club.
Victory Café. 581 Markham St.
Toronto, ON.

Friday June 7th @ 7pm.
John Wall Barger, Steven Heighton, Laura Lush, Dawn Kresan, and Sandra Kasturi.
Hosted by Jim Johnstone.
Dora Keogh. 141 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON.

Friday June 7, 2013
Planet Earth Poetry
Ariel Gordon & Tanis MacDonald
The Moka House. 103-1633 Hillside Avenue.
Victoria, B.C.

Saturday June 8, 2013
Ariel Gordon, Anna Swanson & Bren Simmers
People's Co-op Books. 1391 Commercial Drive.
Vancouver, B.C.

Saturday June 8th
Souster Award Ceremony
John Wall Barger reads from his Souster nominated title, Hummingbird
Q-Space. Toronto, ON.

Monday June 10, 2013
Ariel Gordon, dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Andrea Ledding & Jeanette Lynes
City Perks. 801 7th Ave North.
Saskatoon, Saskatoon.

Thursday June 13th at 6pm.
John Wall Barger, Darryl Whetter, Alice Burdick, Allison Smith
The Company House, 2202 Gottingen St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sunday June 16th @ 3pm
John Wall Barger, Darryl Whetter, Alice Burdick, Allison Smith
Biscuit eater Café and Books. 16 Orchard St.
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Saturday June 29th @7pm
Detours Anthology reading
Mudpuppy Gallery
Amherstburg, ON.