Yes, it’s National Poetry Month, and Pivot has three delicious, mouth-watering poets for you on the 20th: Camille Martin, Jonathan Bennett, and Paul Vermeersch. Come eat them up at the Press Club. You bring the napkins, we’ll bring the special sauce. Nom nom nom mmmmpoetry!
Camille Martin, a Toronto poet and collage artist, is the author of Sonnets (Shearsman Books, 2010) and Codes of Public Sleep (Book Thug, 2007). Her work has been widely and internationally published in journals and translated into Spanish and German. Her works in progress are “Looms,” a collection of layered narratives, and “The Evangeline Papers,” a poetic sequence based on her Cajun/Acadian heritage.
Jonathan Bennett‘s new book of poems is Civil and Civic (ECW Press 2011.) He is the author of four other books, including the novels Entitlement and After Battersea Park, a book of poetry, Here is my street, this tree I planted, and a collection of short stories, Verandah People, which was runner up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He is a winner of the K.M. Hunter Artists’ Award in Literature. Born in Vancouver, raised in Sydney, Australia, Jonathan lives in the village of Keene, Ontario.
Paul Vermeersch is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Reinvention of the Human Hand (M&S, 2010), and the editor of The Al Purdy A-frame Anthology (Harbour, 2009). Right now he is completing his MFA in creative writing with the University of Guelph while teaching at Sheridan College and working as the poetry editor for Insomniac Press. He lives in Toronto.