Well, the Easter Bunny was there and so were the die-hard fans of our two awesome featured poets. Old friends Penn Kemp and Sharon Thesen showed why they are among Canada’s top poets with exceptional readings from their recent publications. Penn sported a beautiful shade of purple around her left eye after taking a tumble the day before. She’s such a trooper for still coming through to deliver a wonderful reading.
Flanked by hosts Linda Holmes & James Felton, poets Sharon Thesen & Penn Kemp.
Our Next Poetry Reading
On Sunday, May 21 Poetic Justice is honoured to have the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize winner as one of our two featured poets. If you haven’t heard or read Jane Munro’s work, you’re in for a special treat. Jane will be joined by Ian Williams, one of her biggest fans; in fact, they have a mutual admiration for each other’s work. Ian is relatively new to the West Coast but certainly not new to poetry.
Here’s more about both of them.
Jane Munro’s sixth poetry collection Blue Sonoma (Brick Books, 2014) won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her previous books include Active Pass (Pedlar Press, 2010) and Point No Point (McClelland & Stewart, 2006). Her work has received the Bliss Carman Poetry Award, the Macmillan Prize for Poetry, was nominated for the Pat Lowther Award and is included in The Best Canadian Poetry 2013. She is a member of the collaborative poetry group Yoko’s Dogs who have published Whisk and Rhinoceros. Jane lives in Vancouver.
Ian Williams is the author of Personals, which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize; also Not Anyone’s Anything, the winner of the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for the best first collection of short fiction in Canada; and You Know Who You Are. Ian was named as one of ten Canadian writers to watch by CBC. He teaches poetry at UBC. His first novel, Reproduction, is forthcoming from Random House.
So mark your calendars for Sunday May 21. We get underway at 11:30am. Come early so you can register for open mic and place your food & beverage order. See you for brunch with items starting at $10!