Art and poetry share a long and rich history, from the visual poetry experiments of the modernist avant-garde to the association of the Beat Generation with artists like Andy Warhol. Today, this conversation continues, with artists and poets borrowing freely from one another and often active in both areas.
Playwrights Guild of Canada, in partnerships with Coach House Books, Playwrights Canada Press, Talonbooks, and Scirocco Drama, presents eight readings by some of Canada’s most well-known playwrights. Catch a glimpse of theatre behind the curtain as playwrights read their own words.
The Canadian Writers' Summit will be a four-day extravaganza of professional development sessions, keynote talks, pedagogy and policy discussions, scholarly presentations, public lectures, networking opportunities and social gatherings at Toronto's beautiful Harbourfront Centre. #CWS2016 will also include a day of fascinating programming from the annual Book Summit, which focuses on the publishing sector.
ASK & ANSWER features award-winning, multidisciplinary artists Chase Joynt and Vivek Shraya, presenting their new books—Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (Coach House), and Shraya’s debut collection of poetry, even this page is white (Arsenal Pulp).
ACROSS No. 3 presents six fabulous writers: NICOLE MARKOTIC, ANDREA THOMPSON, SUSAN HOLBROOK, MARGARET CHRISTAKOS, BETSY WARLAND & SACHIKO MURAKAMI. All of the authors are reading from new books or very recent books, and the evening will launch copies for sale and signing. As well, the evening presents a special polyvocal performance by the 8-voice improvisational ensemble NEW LINEAGE.
Ken Sparling's new novel in verse, This Poem Is a House is a meditative and magical exploration of the ways we love. On June 10th he will be reading from the book alongside his editor Derek McCormack and the book's illustrator Wenting Li. Join them as they share this enchanting story and attempt to answer the question: If love is a house, how do we arrange the furniture?
The inimitable Lisa Robertson will be heading to the Netherlands this June for the 47th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam. The Poetry International Foundation aims to present quality poetry from the Netherlands and worldwide to an international readership, encouraging poetry translation, stimulating the international exchange of knowledge about poetry, and facilitating an international community of poe
Three Lambda Literary Award finalists are gathering together the night before the big awards ceremony in New York to read from their nominated works! Poet Ben Ladouceur (Otter) will be joined by Stephanie Gray and Ralph Josiah Bardsley for a night of unforgettable poetry and prose at Unnameable Books.
Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.
Join us for an evening of outstanding readings at Unnameable Books with Ken Sparling (This Poem is a House), Rebecca Schiff (The Bed Moved), Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir) and John Domini (Movieola!).
We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post.
The Toronto Star's Lauren Pelley wrote a preview of Closer, which features an interview with Sarah that touches on sex-ed, yoni massages, and her predictions for society's evolving view of female sexuality.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.