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Crabwise to the Hounds a Poetry Foundation book of the year!

Jeramy Dodds's Crabwise to the Hounds has been named one of the prestigious Poetry Foundation's favourite books of the year. The citation begins:

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Eunoia's overseas success sparks Canadian media blitz

In the wake of Eunoia's popularity in the U.K. this fall, Canadian newspapers are once again uncovering the phenomenon of the univocal lipogram. Trace the fourteen-year saga in the following interviews with Christian Bök, the author of one of the very few works of avant-garde poetry to exhibit major mainstream appeal in our time.

In the Toronto Star:

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Jeramy Dodds at Hamilton's LiT LiVe

Jan 4

The New Year begins on the Fourth of January at 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton's Lit Live reading series. The first reading of 2009 will feature Coach House poet Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds), as well as Linda Frank, Ross Belot and Valerie Nielsen.

LiT LiVe Reading Series
featuring Jeramy Dodds, Linda Frank, Ross Belot and Valerie Nielsen
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street
Hamilton, ON
7:30 p.m.
Free

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Sky Dragon Centre
27 King William Street
Hamilton, ON
Canada
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Jen Currin in Seattle

Jan 27

Jen Currin (Hagiography) reads with Kim Minkus (9 Freight) and Carol Guess (Tinderbox Lawn) on January 27 at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Co.

Jen Currin in Seattle
with Kim Minkus and Carol Guess
Tuesday, January 27, 2008
Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 South Main Street
Seattle, WA
7:30 p.m.

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Elliott Bay Book Co.
101 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
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Jen Currin leads workshop in South Surrey

Jan 24

Jen Currin (Hagiography) leads a workshop on the subtle art of the prose poem at the White Rock Arts Council Gallery from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The fee is $35 and the workshop is limited to 12 participants, so pre-registration is required. Phone 604-536-8333 to reserve your spot!

Prose poem workshop with Jen Currin
Saturday, January 23, 2009
White Rock Arts Council Gallery, 90-1959 152nd Street
South Surrey, BC
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$35

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White Rock Arts Council Gallery
90-1959 152nd Street on Windsor Square
South Surrey, BC
Canada
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Jen Currin reads in White Rock

Jan 23

Jen Currin (Hagiography) opens the 2009 edition of The Community Arts Council of White Rock Literary Series with a reading on Friday, January 23 at the Pelican Rouge Coffee House.

Then on Saturday she leads a workshop on the subtle art of the prose poem. Check the separate Coach House event listing for more details!

Jen Currin reads in White Rock
Friday, January 23, 2009
Pelican Rouge Coffee House, 15142 16th Ave
Vancouver, BC
7:30 p.m.
Free

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Pelican Rouge Coffee House
15142 16th Ave
White Rock, BC V4B3E5
Canada
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Locution: Jen Currin in Vancouver

Dec 11

Jen Currin (Hagiography) will be a featured reader in Locution, a UBC creative writing MFA showcase, on Thursday, December 11 at Vancouver's Pulp Fiction Books.

Jen Currin reads at Locution
with Margret Bollerup, Crystal Sikma, Sonia Zagwyn and Krista Eide
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Pulp Fiction Books, 2422 Main Street
Vancouver, BC

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Pulp Fiction Books
2422 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada
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Trent Arthur interviews Jeramy Dodds

Poet Jeramy Dodds speaks to the Arthur (his alma mater, Trent University's paper) about Crabwise to the Hounds ('It is both my oldest work and my newest, due to an unrestrained addiction to editing'), the influence of southern Ontario landscapes on the images in his book and more. But don't get your hopes up -- Dodds saves his writing advice for 'highly-motivated shut-ins or terrorists.'

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Sina Queyras interviews Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin (Raising Eyebrows, Outside the Hat) is interviewed by Sina Queyras (Lemon Hound) in a new post on her poetry blog. Barwin talks about his rather uncanny visual art and signs off with a complementary poem.

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Eye Weekly marvels at The Laundromat Essay

By Brian Joseph Davis
Eye Weekly
November 26 2008

My panic whenever reviewing poetry can be explained with a story once told to an interviewer by Liz Fraser of the Cocteau Twins. For an unauthorized lyric sheet, the band’s Japanese label had transcribed her indecipherable singing into English lines like, 'Hit me with your airplane / I don’t mend no fence / Yeah, baby, I’m a mud dancer.' Poetry criticism’s failure, I’ve always thought, is that it runs at a similar interpretive deficit as Japanese music industry interns pitted against Scottish post-punks singing in doggerel.

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