June 2: Angela Hibbs, Dave Miller and Jim Smith

It’s my first Pivot posting and soon to be my first night hosting… gulp! Carey’s left some might fancy shoes to fill. I’ll try to not bring the series to a firey doom.

Angela Hibbs‘s second collection of poetry, Wanton, came out with Insomniac Press in the fall. Her work has been translated into Russian and French. Her first collection, Passport was long listed for the re-lit award. She was the winner of the 2001 Starchie Award, was shortlisted for the Irving Layton award and holds a MA creative writing from Concordia University. She recently received an SLS fellowship.

Dave Miller has studied at Mount Allison University, the University of Victoria and is currently completing this MFA at the University of Guelph. He has had work published in various magazines and journals across Canada including The Malahat Review and The Fiddlehead, and a story of his recently appeared in the Dinosaur Porn anthology (Ferno House and the Emergency Response Unit). A teacher at Humber College and the creator of The Derby Nerd (a roller derby blog), Dave has lived and traveled from coast to coast to coast but is feeling quite comfortable in Toronto.

Jim Smith is the author of fourteen books and chapbooks published between 1979 and 2010, including One Hundred Most Frightening Things (blewointmentpress, 1985), Convincing Americans (Proper Tales Press, 1986), The Schwarzenegger Poems (Surrealist Poets Gardening Association, 1988), Translating Sleep (Wolsak & Wynn, 1989), Leonel/Roque (Coteau Books, 1998) and his newest book, Back Off, Assassin! New and Selected Poems, just published by Mansfield Press in November, 2009.  Back Off, Assassin was listed as number 7 in Heather Reisman’s first-ever Chapters/Indigo Top Ten List of Poetry Books for National Poetry Month.  He is the only Canadian lawyer EVER to have published a New and Selected Poems.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Sachiko Murakami
PWYC ($5 suggested)

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