April. I know right? April! We get moving into the spring with three very different poets with addresses in Ottawa and Toronto. A translator. A novelist. A book doctor. A newlywed. A blogger. A follow-up collection. A debut collection. If Pivot cared about National Poetry Month, we’d mention that April is also National Poetry Month. But we don’t, really. Every month is our National Poetry Month.
Roseanne Carrara is the author of A Newer Wilderness, poems, Insomniac Press, 2007. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto. She is now completing an “opera novel set in Toronto” entitled, The Week In Radio, a second book of poems, Spectral Evidence, and, with her husband, Blaise Moritz, a translation of Silences, the poetry of Jacques Ellul. She also works as a professional writer and educator.
Jessica Hiemstra is a visual artist and writer living in Toronto. She’s is the winner of two Malahat Review Open Season Awards (2011) and the Room Magazine Annual Poetry Contest (2009). She’s published two full-length collections, Apologetic for Joy (Goose Lane Editions, 2011) and Self-Portrait Without a Bicycle (Biblioasis, 2012). Like many writers, she’s writing a novel she can’t see the end of. Like many poets, she goes for long walks. Like many artists, she believes art gives us the courage to live. She has a virtual address: jessicahiemstra.ca.
Christine McNair’s work has appeared in Arc, Descant, Prairie Fire, Poetry is Dead, and sundry other places. Her first book Conflict was published by BookThug in 2012. She works as a book doctor in Ottawa.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Roseanne Carrara, Jessica Hiemstra, and Christine McNair
Wednesday, April 10th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC. Suggested donation of $5.
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney