March 23: Ruth Roach Pierson, Patria Rivera, and Rob Winger

Poetry! Get your poetry here! On Wednesday, March 23, Pivot continues its recent theme of All Poetry! All The Time! with Ruth Roach Pierson, Patria Rivera, and Rob Winger.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Ruth Roach Pierson, Patria Rivera, and Rob Winger
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
8 PM

Ruth Roach Pierson is the author of Aide-Mémoire (Busheck 2007), a finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, andWhere No Window Was (Busheck 2002). Professor emerita of OISE/UT, she is the author, co-author, and co-editor of numerous academic works. Contrary (Tightrope 2011), is her third book of poems.

Patria Rivera’s first poetry collection, Puti/White (Frontenac 2005), was shortlisted for the 2006 Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She has also published The Bride Anthology (Frontenac 2007) and co-authored Weathering: An Exchange of Poems. Her poetry is featured in Oxford University Press’s Perspectives in Ideology, and in Elana Wolff’s Implicate me: Short Essays on Reading Contemporary Poems. She has received fellowships from the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Hawthornden Castle International Writers’ Retreat Centre in Scotland. Rivera’s latest poetry collection is Be (Signature 2011).

Rob Winger grew up in small-town Ontario and recently moved to the Toronto area after seven years in Ottawa. His first book, Muybridge’s Horse (Nightwood 2007), was named a Globe and Mail Best Book, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, Ottawa Book Award and Trillium Book Award for Poetry. An active editor and teacher, Rob recently completed a PhD in literature and cultural studies in Ottawa. His second collection of poetry is The Chimney Stone (2010).


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