May kicks off with a very special Pivot featuring Pasha Malla, Camille Martin, and Stripmalling co-authors JP Fiorentino and Evan Munday. Join us!
Pasha Malla is the author of The Withdrawal Method, a book of stories, and All Our Grandfathers are Ghosts, a book of poems.
Camille Martin, a Toronto poet and collage artist, is the author of Sonnets (Shearsman Books, forthcoming) and Codes of Public Sleep (BookThug, 2007). Her poetry has been published in numerous journals in Canada, the United States, the U.K., and Australia. Her current work in progress is a long poem (working title: “The Evangeline Papers”) based on her Cajun/Acadian heritage and her recent visit to Nova Scotia, where she participated in an archaeological dig at Beaubassin and researched Acadian and Mik’maq history and culture. Her website is www.camillemartin.ca.
Jon Paul Fiorentino is a writer and editor. His first novel is Stripmalling (ECW, 2009). His most recent book of poetry is The Theory of the Loser Class (Coach House Books, 2006). He is the author of the poetry book Hello Serotonin (Coach House Books, 2004) and the humour book Asthmatica (Insomniac Press, 2005). His most recent editorial projects are the anthologies Career Suicide! Contemporary Literary Humour (DC Books, 2003) and Post-Prairie – a collaborative effort with Robert Kroetsch, (Talonbooks, 2005). He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing at Concordia University and is the editor of Matrix magazine.
Evan Munday is an illustrator whose work has appeared in books and magazines, including Toronto Life, This Magazine, Alternatives Journal and Broken Pencil. He is the publicist for Coach House Books and is currently at work on a graphic novel, Quarter-Life Crisis, set in a post-apocalyptic Toronto in which everyone except the twenty-five year-olds have died.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club,
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane