After ten great shows, our Winter/Spring season closes down for the summer with three distinct and challenging readers. Thanks for supporting Pivot this year.
David McGimpsey is the author of five collections of poetry including Li’l Bastard which was named one of the ‘books of the year’ by both the Quill & Quire and the National Post and was shortlisted for Canada’s Governor General’s Award. He is also the author of the short fiction collection Certifiable and the award-winning critical study Imagining Baseball: America’s Pastime and Popular Culture. Named by the CBC as one of the ‘Top Ten English language poets in Canada,’ his work was also the subject of the book of essays Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey. He lives in Montréal and his newest is Asbestos Heights, from Coach House Books this season.
Sachiko Murakami is the author of the poetry collections The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks, 2008), a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Rebuild (Talonbooks, 2011). She is the creator of the online poetry projects Project Rebuild (projectrebuild.ca), HENKO (powellstreethenko.ca), WIHTBOAM (whenihavethebodyofaman.com), and co-creator of FIGURE (figureoracle.com), an online poetry oracle, with Angela Rawlings. She founded Montreal’s Pilot Reading Series in 2005 and served as co-host and director of the Pivot Reading Series from 2010-2012. Her newest collection is Get Me Out of Here, published in 2015 from Talonbooks.
Shannon Webb-Campbell is an award-winning poet, writer, and journalist of mixed Aboriginal ancestry. She is the inaugural winner of Egale Canada’s Out in Print Award and was the Canadian Women in Literary Arts 2014 critic-in-residence. Still No Word (Breakwater, 2015) is her first collection of poems. She lives in Halifax.
Pivot Readings at The Steady
Featuring David McGimpsey, Sachiko Murakami & Shannon Webb-Campbell
Wednesday, June 3rd
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney