Pivot has a home. Come home with Pivot as we open our run at The Steady Café and Bar with three visiting westerners. kevin mcpherson eckhoff and Jake Kennedy refused to travel separately and are here as a unit, while Matt Rader has managed to get himself here solo. Poems and short stories and experimental fiction. Bookthugs to the horizon. Let’s show our new venue that we are a large and thirsty crowd.
kevin mcpherson eckhoff’s writing has appeared in dandelion, Open Letter and Descant. He teaches at Okanagan College and is best friends with Jake Kennedy. He lives in Armstrong, British Columbia, with his partner, Laurel, who rescues dogs; check out what Laurel does at loveafteradversity.com. His newest book is their biography, from Bookthug.
Jake Kennedy is the author of three poetry collections: The Lateral (2010), Apollinaire’s Speech to the War Medic (2011),and now Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play. His work has appeared in literary journals across Canada, the US, and the UK, including The Capilano Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and The Awl. Kennedy is the recipient of the bpNichol Chapbook Award for Hazard (BookThug, 2007), the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry for The Lateral (2010), and the Robin Blaser Award for Poetry for the long poem “Futuromani” (2011).
Matt Rader is the author of three collections of poetry, Miraculous Hours (2005), Living Things (2009), and A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno (2011). He is also the author of the story collection What I Want to Tell Goes Like This (2014) and several chapbooks including I Don’t Want to Die Like Frank O’Hara (2014). His work has appeared in journals, magazines, and websites across Canada including Geist, The Walrus, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, Joyland, and Hazlitt.
Pivot Readings at The Steady
Featuring kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Jake Kennedy, and Matt Rader
Wednesday, April 22nd
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney