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Atwater Poetry Project

On Thursday, September 27, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre in Westmount, Quebec, I will be reading with talented poets Rebecca Păpucaru & Moez Surani as part of the Atwater Poetry Project. The event is FREE and everyone is welcome. All of our books will be for sale. This event is a co-presentation with the University of New Brunswick’s 2018 Poetry Weekend.

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REBECCA PĂPUCARU’S first collection of poetry, The Panic Room (Nightwood Editions, 2017),was a finalist for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry (Quebec Writers Federation) and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, Her poems have appeared in several anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English (2010). She was a finalist for the Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award for Fiction (2004). She lives in the Eastern Townships, Quebec.

MOEZ SURANI’s writing has been published internationally, including in Harper’s Magazine, Best American Experimental Writing 2016, Best Canadian Poetry (2013 & 2014), and the Globe and Mail. He is the author of three poetry books: Reticent Bodies, Floating Life, and Operations, which is comprised of the names of military operations, and reveals a globe-spanning inventory of the contemporary rhetoric of violence. Most recently, he has been working on Heresies, a collaboration with Canadian visual artist Nina Leo, and a group of international perfumers, to produce a line of custom scents that operate as lyric poems and express diverse and suppressed subjectivities.

The reading will take place in the Atwater Library auditorium, which is located on the second floor, up two flights of stairs. Unfortunately, the library doesn’t have an elevator. There is a single-stall gender-neutral washroom and a multi-stall women’s washroom both next to the auditorium. Should you require assistance getting into the building, please contact deanna (at) atwaterlibrary (dot) ca.

Detailed accessibility information about the Atwater Library courtesy of the Quebec Writers’ Federation:


The Atwater Poetry Project is committed to being a safer space and anti-oppression space. The hosts ask all guests to be respectful and non-discriminatory toward others within the reading space and in the library where the series is located. Violent, discriminatory or harmful behaviour will not be tolerated.

We acknowledge that this reading series takes place on unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka people in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.

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East Coast Poetry Tour

East Coast Poetry Tour

I am about to take The Sparrow on an East Coast Poetry Tour. This Thursday, September 27, I will read at the Atwater Library in Westmount, Quebec, alongside poets Rebecca Păpucaru, and Moez Surani. On Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, I join an all-star line-up at Poetry Weekend at the University of New Brunswick. On Monday, […]

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Someone Editions Launches Noctograms

Please join me this Friday night at 7:00pm at the Free Times Cafe (320 College Street, Toronto) to celebrate the launch of Someone Editions’ Noctograms, poems by Luciano Iacobelli, art by Deborah Barnett. Noctograms is the second in Someone Editions’ Little Letterpress series. I will be reading alongside of Beatriz Hausner. Luciano Iacobelli and Deborah Barnett will […]

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Eden Mills Writers’ Festival!

On Sunday, September 9, I will be reading at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival alongside poets Carol Rose Daniels and Billy-Ray Belcourt in the “Visceral Verse” division. The festival takes place in the Village of Eden Mills, 12 km east of Guelph and 90 km west of Toronto. Our reading is at 2:30 pm in The […]

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Come for the Words and the Wine! July 23rd Common Reading Series!

Come for the words and the wine! Common Readings is a reading series hosted and curated by Toronto poet Daniel Kincade Renton with support from the Common Readings Collective. Join me on Monday, July 23rd as I read from The Sparrow and from new work along with friends and fellow poets Nyla Matuk and Jeff Latosik. […]

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This is Good Good at knife | fork | book

Hey Folks! knife | fork | book is celebrating its First Anniversary the weekend of October 6-8 in their new digs at The Dark Side Studio (244 Augusta Ave., Toronto, 2nd Floor), including an afternoon of poets reading on Saturday, October 7th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Ryan Eckes, Sue Landers, Alison Lasorda, and a whole […]

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Exchanging Notes: The Interviews

Please join me on Thursday, October 5th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hinton Learning Theatre at the Toronto Reference Library for the next installment of Exchanging Notes: The Interviews. I will have a sit-down chat with John Miller of the Toronto Writers’ Co-Operative about my life as a poet and my work. And, I will […]

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UK Tour

UK TOUR: London, Manchester, & Edinburgh Readings

In a few days, I will head off for readings at festivals in the UK with poets Catherine Graham, Ian Burgham, Jeanette Lynes, Giovanna Riccio, and George Elliot Clarke. The readings are sponsored by the Centre for Creative Learning in Kingston, Ontario, and organized by the CCL and by Ian Burgham. Burgham was the initiator of this UK tour […]

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Launch of Jeff Bien's In a Time of No Song

Launch of Jeff Bien’s In a Time of No Song

On Wednesday, September 23, at The Small Music Centre, 108 Shaw St., Studio 101, Toronto, M6J 2W5, I will be participating in the launch of Jeff Bien’s new book of poems, In a Time of No Song. I wrote the introduction to this book for Jeff and for the publisher, Exile Editions. The doors for this event […]

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An Evening of All Things Scottish at the Windup Bird Cafe

An Evening of All Things Scottish at the Windup Bird Café

On Sunday, May 24, from 6:00 – 8:00pm, I will be reading with Catherine Graham and Ian Burgham at the Windup Bird Café [382 College Street, Toronto]. At this celebration of all things Scottish, all three poets will be reading work inspired by Scotland or written by Scottish poets. Preceding the readings, the café will […]

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