[Local events] 11th hour reminder: Sunday 4/20, 3 Canadian poets

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Sat Apr 19 22:37:50 PDT 2008

Spare Room presents

three Canadian poets:

Jordan Scott
Steven Collis
Donato Mancini

Sunday, April 20th, 5:00 pm

Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th Avenue

$5.00 suggested donation

spareroom at flim.com

Upcoming readings:

May 3: The New Talkies: Portland - San Francisco Neo-Benshi Cabaret
May 18: Joseph Noble & tba
May 25: Steve Dickison & Susan Gevirtz
June: Sarah Mangold & Chris Piuma
July: Jennifer Bartlett & Jim Stewart


Originally from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Jordan Scott now lives and
works in Toronto. Jordan’s first book of poetry, Silt, was nominated for
the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Craig Dworkin writes that his new
book, Blert, "is the most original poetic project I have read in years.
Undertaking a 'poetics of stutter,' the book is not primarily a mimetic
representation of stuttering, or the reproduction of stammered speech,
but rather an investigation into how the stutter originates." In the
fall of 2006, Jordan worked on the final sections of Blert while acting
as the writer in residence at the International Writers’ and
Translators’ Centre in Rhodes, Greece.

Poet and critic Stephen Collis is the author of three books of poetry,
Mine (New Star), Anarchive (New Star), and The Commons (Talonbooks). He
edited Companions & Horizons: An Anthology of Simon Fraser University
Poetry (WCL), and is the author of Phyllis Webb and the Common Good
(Talonbooks) and Through Words of Others: Susan Howe and
Anarcho-Scholasticism (ELS Editions). A member of the Kootenay School of
Writing collective, he teaches American literature, poetry, and creative
writing at Simon Fraser University.

Donato Mancini’s first book of poetry, Ligatures (New Star Books 2005)
was shortlisted for a ReLit award. Just out are his second book, Æthel,
from New Star, and a new chapbook published by Perro Verlag in the Hell
Passport series. He has work forthcoming in the anthologies Decalogue 3,
and Boredom Fighters!, and in the magazines West Coast Line, Open
Letter, Rampike, and FRONT.

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