Pivot has a really good one lined up for the first Wednesday in October. Two-headed poetry monster Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli are in from Vancouver with their bittersweet book about romantic comedies. They are joined by Liz Worth’s Andy Warhol appreciation and the work of All Time Pivot Favourite Margaret Christakos.
Dina Del Bucchia is the author of Coping with Emotions and Otters (Talonbooks, 2013) and Blind Items (Insomniac Press, 2014). Daniel Zomparelli is the Editor-In-Chief of Poetry Is Dead magazine and author of Davie Street Translations (Talonbooks, 2012). Together, they make up the duo behind Can’t Lit, a podcast on Canadian literature. Rom Com is their collaborative poetry book forthcoming from Talonbooks, fall 2015.
Margaret Christakos is a still-interested walker in the field of letters. She has published nine collections of poetry, including Multitudes, What Stirs, Sooner and Excessive Love Prostheses with Coach House and Welling with Scrivener. In association with Continuing Studies at U of T, she designed and facilitated Influency: A Toronto Poetry Salon from 2006 to 2012. She was Canada Council Writer in Residence at the University of Windsor ten years ago, and in 2012-13 was enabled by a Chalmers Arts Fellowship to explore themes and visit places important to her understanding of her immigrant grandmothers’ lives. Writing from that exploration will be published this coming Spring with Book Thug. Her poetic practice cares about sequence, excess, oration, the body, mothering, relationship, attachment, longing, lament, public speech and social hope. She lives in Toronto surrounded by dozens of pairs of walking shoes, most of them belonging to her three adult offspring.
Liz Worth is a Toronto-based author and tarot reader. Her first book, Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, was the first to give an in-depth account of Toronto’s early punk scene. She has also released a poetry collection called Amphetamine Heart and a novel called PostApoc. You can reach her at www.lizworth.com. (Trigger Warnings: Drugs and Alcohol, Mental Illness.)
Pivot Readings at The Steady Cafe
Featuring Dina Del Bucchia/Daniel Zomparelli, Margaret Christakos, and Liz Worth
Wednesday, October 7th
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney