02 March 2009

FOUR POETS, EIGHT EYES

FOUR POETS, EIGHT EYES

Thursday, March 12
The Magpie, 831 Dundas West (near Euclid)
7:30 pm
Admission by donation

Chicago poet Richard Huttel gives his first Toronto reading in nearly a decade, joined by Griffin Prize finalist David W. McFadden, as well as beloved Toronto poets Lillian Necakov and Nicholas Power.

Hosted by Stuart Ross. Who sure hopes you can make it!

Chicagoan RICHARD HUTTEL was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA, in 1954. He is the author of Bucktown Serenade (e.p. press), The Be Seeing You Variations (Surrealist Poets’ Gardening Assoc.), 4 Poems (with Lillian Necakov) (Proper Tales Press), Fan Mail from Some Flounder (Proper Tales Press) and The Evolution of The Rutherfords to Lumpie (e.p. press).

DAVID W. McFADDEN lives a quiet life in a noisy part of Toronto. He's the author, most recently, of Be Calm, Honey (Mansfield Press), Why Are You So Sad? Selected Poems of David W. McFadden (Insomniac Press), and An Innocent in Cuba (McClelland & Stewart). Why Are You So Sad? was shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin Prize for Poetry.

LILLIAN NECAKOV has been writing and giving readings for over 30 years. She is the author of Polaroids (1997), Hat Trick (1998) and The Bone Broker (2007) among others. Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines in the USA, Europe, China and Canada, including Surreal Estate: 13 Candadian Poets Under the Influence (2004). She lives and works in Toronto.

NICHOLAS POWER has recently published from the monastery, starting where I am, cutting water, and The Steady Pull of a Curious Dog with his own imprint, Gesture Press (publisher of over 25 authors since 1984). His collection of poems [a modest device] was published by The Writing Space. Poems have appeared lately in Descant, bywords.ca, leafpress.ca and ottawater.com. He is a founding member of Meet the Presses collective and performs with the sound poetry ensemble Alexander’s Dark Band.

For more info, write Stuart at hunkamooga@sympatico.ca

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