The Pivot train has started, and there’s no getting off, Toronto. Join us on September 21 for readings from three fantastic man-poets, Ralph Kolewe, Richard Krueger, and Marcus McCann. As always, at the Press Club, and as always, doors are at 8. Your gracious host is Elisabeth de Mariaffi.
Ralph Kolewe lives in Toronto. He is co-editor of InfluencySalon.ca, the online iteration of Influency: A Toronto Literary Salon. He makes his living as a software engineer. He takes photographs, which have been shown in various venues (you can see some of them online here), and has recently begun to admit that he also writes poems (some of which you can read here).
Richard Krueger grew up in Prince George, British Columbia, where he eventually received his Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Northern British Columbia in 1999. He was winner of the inaugural Barry McKinnon Chapbook Prize in 2006. The Monotony of Fatal Accidents, released this fall with BookThug, is his first book of poetry, though many of the poems that comprise it previously appeared in chapbook form.
Marcus McCann is a poet and journalist, the author of Soft Where and eight chapbooks, most recently The Glass Jaw and Town in a Long Day of Leaving. In Ottawa, he was the artistic director of the Transgress festival, facilitator of the Naughty Thoughts Book Club and a host of CKCU’s Literary Landscapes. He was the managing editor of Xtra in Toronto and Ottawa until this summer; this month [September], he started law school at U of T. His next full length collection, The Hard Return, will be released in April with Insomniac.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Ralph Kolewe, Richard Krueger, and Marcus McCann
Wednesday, September 21
The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West