Pivot is getting a jump on Poetry Month. We take two audience regulars (and two of the city’s best emerging poets) and add in a major voice in contemporary feminist poetics. Detroit and Prince George and Toronto. Springtime.
Jessica Bebenek is a Toronto poet and writer with work appearing in Prairie Fire, Grain, and Little Brother, among other places. She is the founder of the micro-press Grow & Grow and the author of three chapbooks, most recently Kettle Song. She is at work on her first full collection of poetry, tentatively titled No One Knows Us There. She knits.
E Martin Nolan writes poetry and non-fiction. He’s an associate editor at The Puritan where he also publishes interviews and reviews. His essays and poems have appeared in The Barnstormer, The Toronto Review of Books, Lemonhound,CV2, and Eminem and Rap, Poetry, Race (McFarland Books), among others. He teaches at the University of Toronto. You might know him as Ted.
Gillian Wigmore’s latest book of poems, orient, is published by Brick Books. She is also the author of two previous books of poems: Dirt of Ages, published by Nightwood Editions, and soft geography, published by Caitlin Press, which was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay award and won the 2008 Relit award. She has also written a novella, Grayling, published by MotherTongue Publishing in 2014. Her work has been published in magazines and anthologized. She lives in Prince George, BC.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Jessica Bebenek, E. Martin Nolan, and Gillian Wigmore.
Wednesday, March 25th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney