Hello, 2012! Come ring in the end of the world with A Very Special Pivot. Featuring Paul Vermeersch, Trillium nominee for last year’s The Reinvention of the Human Hand; Michael Lista, author of Bloom; and, fresh from two seasons off in the world, the return of poet-and-blogger extraordinaire Jacob McArthur Mooney, author of Folk. Come raise your glass, or your eyebrows, or whatever else needs raising, and join us in celebrating these three gentlemen and the baby New Year.
Michael Lista is the author of Bloom. He is also the Poetry Editor of The Walrus, and he writes a popular monthly column, On Poetry, for the National Post.
Jacob McArthur Mooney moved back to Toronto last week after three months as the Pierre Berton Fellow in Dawson City, Yukon and three months drinking mulled wine in various cities around Europe. His second poetry collection, Folk, was released this year by McClelland & Stewart. Folk was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas International Prize and named a Globe & Mail Top 100 Book of 2011.
Paul Vermeersch‘s latest collection of poems, The Reinvention of the Human Hand, was published by McClelland & Stewart in March 2010 and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. He is also the author of the poetry collections Burn (ECW Press, 2000), a finalist for the 2001 Gerald Lampert Award, The Fat Kid (ECW Press, 2002), and Between the Walls (McClelland & Stewart, 2005). He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph, and his poems have been translated into Polish, German and French. He lives in Toronto where he currently teaches at Sheridan College.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Michael Lista, Jacob McArthur Mooney, and Paul Vermeersch.
Wednesday, January 11
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi