The fall goes from friendly reds and yellows to darker tones. Children dress up as ghosties and Miley Cyruses. It’s All Hallow’s Eve Eve. Probably we’ll bring some candy. Also, a very exciting debuting poet who happens to also edit one of the world’s best literary magazines, this country’s leading critical voice in poetry, and a fresh, funny, book of short stories praised by the likes of Miriam Toews and Zoe Whittall. Boo.
Laurie D Graham grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta, and now lives in Toronto, where she is a poet, teacher, and assistant editor of Brick, A Literary Journal as well as an instructor at Humber College. Her poems have appeared in Carousel, CV2, Event, FreeFall, The Malahat Review, Room, Other Voices and subTerrain.
Anita Lahey’s second poetry collection, Spinning Side Kick, was released by Véhicule Press in 2011, and her new book, The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture, is now out from Palimpsest. Her book Out to Dry in Cape Breton was nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. Anita is a former editor of Arc Poetry Magazine, and a journalist who has written about subjects ranging from climate change science to seahorses to the allure of roller coasters to luminescent mushrooms to the legacy of the Sydney Tar Ponds for publications such as Saturday Night, The Walrus, Cottage Life, Maisonneuve, Reader’s Digest and Canadian Geographic. An Ontario native and former resident of Ottawa, Montreal and Fredericton, Anita now lives in Toronto with her husband, son and two cats—and still spends as much time as she can in her father’s “homeland,” Main-à-dieu.
Andrew F. Sullivan is from Oshawa, ON. His stories have appeared in places likes Joyland, The New Quarterly, Grain, and EVENT. Sullivan is the author of All We Want is Everything (ARP Books, 2013). He edits fiction for The Puritan and sprouts novels like limbs. Sullivan no longer works in a warehouse.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Laurie D. Graham, Anita Lahey, and Andrew F. Sullivan
Wednesday, October 30th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney