I recently had a paper published in Amodern Issue 4: The Poetry Series. I am very proud to be in the journal alongside such intelligent people (Marjorie Perloff, Dean Irvine, Gregory Betts, and on and on). My paper, “Setting Widespread Precedent: The Canada Council for the Arts and the Funding of Poetry Readings in Canada (1957-1977)” is an historical look at how the model for funding poetry readings developed at the Council during its first two decades.
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins, forthcoming from Chaudiere Books, is now at the printer. It should be in our hands by the end of the month.
Apt. 613 was kind enough to run a five-part review of Apt. 9’s Five last week during their “Poetry Week” festivities. Read the individual parts: Jeff Blackman, jesslyn delia smith, Justin Million, Rachael Simpson, Cameron Anstee.
On a related now, the recent “Accord” reading in Kingston is now available to listen to online thanks to Bruce Kauffman and his “Finding a Voice” show on CFRC Kingston: Part 1, Part 2.
Finally, I am excited and nervous to be reading in the AB Series at the end of April alongside Steven Artelle. Full details and a poster will be available shortly, but the reading will be on April 30. I will post more once I have it. I’m working through a manuscript of minimalist work (some of which you can hear on “Finding a Voice” above) that I hope to read from at that event.