Pivot hopes you had a fun and relaxing whatevers with your friends and maybe family. But time moves forward, and soon it’ll be January and time to start up again for the winter. The traditions of Great Big Pivots to kick off the season continue with local hero Derek McCormack, debuting Coach House poet Andy McGuire, and reigning (reigning? I’m going to say “reigning”, I like how it sounds…) Griffin laureate Jane Munro.
Derek McCormack is a writer who lives in Toronto. His books include The Show that Smells, Grab Bag, The Haunted Hillbilly, and most recently The Well-Dressed Wound, out last year from Semiotext(e). (TWs: Sexual violence, illness)
Andy McGuire is from Grand Bend and currently resides in Toronto. He is pursuing an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph. McGuire’s poems have appeared in Riddle Fence, Hazlitt and The Walrus. His first collection, Country Club, came out in the fall from Coach House.
Jane Munro’s previous books include Active Pass (Pedlar Press, 2010), Point No Point (McClelland & Stewart, 2006) and Grief Notes & Animal Dreams (Brick Books, 1995). Her work has received the Bliss Carman Poetry Award, the Macmillan Prize for Poetry, been nominated for the Pat Lowther Award, and is included in The Best Canadian Poetry 2013. She is a member of the collaborative group Yoko’s Dogs whose first book, Whisk, was published by Pedlar Press in 2013. Her most recent collection, Blue Sonoma (Brick), won the 2015 Griffin Prize for Canadian Poetry. (TWs: Illness-Alzheimer’s/Dementia)
Pivot Readings at The Steady Cafe
Featuring Derek McCormack, Andy McGuire, and Jane Munro
Wednesday, January 6th
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney