Tuesday, November 11, 2008 – 7:00pm
783 College Street
The launch for The Best Canadian Poetry anthology is on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Revival, 783 College Street West (at Shaw) Toronto.
From a long list of one hundred poems drawn from Canadian literary journals and magazines, this year’s guest editor, award winning poet Stephanie Bolster, has chosen fifty of the best Canadian poems published in 2007. With this anthology readers, once baffled by proliferating poems and poets, can for the first time tap into the remarkable and vibrant Canadian poetry scene. Readers are invited to explore the currents and cross-currents of poetry in a distinguished volume distilled by a round robin of esteemed editorial taste.
The evening’s celebration will include readings by Canada’s best poets, including Jim Nason, Dani Couture, Sadiqa de Meier, Michael Lista, A. F. Moritz, David Seymour, and more. Premier Canadian Jazz Musician, Fern Lindzon, will be performing.
About the editors:
Molly Peacock is the author of five volumes of poetry, including Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems. She is the Poetry Editor of the Literary Review of Canada. Before she emigrated to Canada in 1992, she was one of the creators of Poetry in Motion in New York City, and she served as an early advisor to Poetry On The Way. Her reviews and essays have appeared in the Globe and Mail, and her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and the TLS. She currently lives in Toronto.
Stephanie Bolster’s first book, White Stone: The Alice Poems, won the Governor General’s Award and the Gerald Lampert Award in 1998. She has also published Two Bowls of Milk, which won the Archibald Lampman Award and was shortlisted for the Trillium Award. Her work has appeared in literary journals internationally and has also garnered her the Bronwen Wallace Award, the Norma Epstein Award, and The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize. Her several chapbooks include, most recently, Biodme and Past the Roman Arena. Raised in Burnaby, B.C., she now lives in Montreal, where she teaches in the creative writing programme at Concordia University.
My poem Union Station, which placed second in the poetry category of This Magazine‘s 2007 Great Canadian Literary Hunt, is included in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008, edited by Molly Peacock and Stephanie Bolster.