Wow! What a presentation!
If you weren’t there on Sunday Feb 21, you missed an absolutely stellar reading of Emily Dickinson’s work. But it was much more than that. Renée Bucciarelli was the very embodiment of the reclusive poet. She brought Dickinson alive.
Poetic Justice brings you both dead poets and live ones, too! On Sunday March 20, we are going to wow you again with two poets (who are very much alive) whose work is gaining a lot of attention.
Rob Taylor is the author of The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011) and one of the coordinators of Vancouver’s Dead Poets Reading Series. His poems have appeared most recently in The New Quarterly, Grain and Lemon Hound.
Born and raised in Port Moody, Rob now lives in Vancouver with his wife and son.
In 2015, he received the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for the Literary Arts (Emerging Artist). Canada’s Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke, said, “anyone who can write a good poem – as [Rob] Taylor does – about writing bad poetry, is a poet of talent.”
Jennifer Zilm writes poems that have appeared or are forthcoming in journals across Canada, including The Malahat Review, Prism, FreeFall, CV2, Prairie Fire, Grain, Arc, Vallum and the Antigonish Review. Her first chapbook, The Whole and Broken Yellows was published by Frog Hollow Press (2013).
She lives in East Vancouver, has a collection of Bibles, and works in libraries and social housing.
Her manuscript Waiting Room was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and will be published by BookThug in the Spring of 2016. A second collection will be published by Guernica Editions in 2018.