I do not think poetry is more, or less, necessary than food, shelter,
health, education, decent working conditions. It is as necessary.
~ Adrienne Rich, What is Found There
Please join us for our 7th Virtual Live Reading at Poets Corner, this upcoming Wednesday 18th November @ 7:30pm PDT!!
Michael Prior is a writer and a teacher. His poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies across North America and the U.K., including Poetry, The New Republic, Narrative, Ambit, Poetry Northwest, The Margins, PN Review, Resisting Canada, The Next Wave, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series. He is a past winner of Magma Poetry‘s Editors’ Prize, The Walrus‘s Poetry Prize, and Matrix Magazine‘s Lit POP Award for Poetry. His first full-length collection, Model Disciple (Véhicule Press, 2016), was named one of the best books of the year by the CBC. His second collection, Burning Province (McClelland & Stewart), was published in 2020. www.michaelpriorwriter.com
Kate Marshall Flaherty was shortlisted for Tifferet’s Poetry Prize 2020, Arc’s Poem of the Year 2019, Exile’s Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize 2018, Descant’s Best Canadian Poem, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Prize, the Robert Frost Poetry Award and others. She has been published in Vallum, Malahat Review, CV2, Grain, Room, Saranac Review and others. She was Toronto Representative for the League of Canadian Poets from 2012 to 2018, inaugurating Toronto’s Poetry in Union in 2018, and Poetry and Healing for Sick Kids Hospital in 2019. She guides StillPoint Writing & Editing Workshops. See her performance poetry and books at https://katemarshallflaherty.ca/.
If you want to hear these great poets, you need to register ahead of time. YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO JOIN UNLESS YOU REGISTER.
To attend this month’s virtual live reading, here’s what you need to know…
Venue: Zoom platform online (click the link below to register)
Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020, from 7:30 to 9:30pm, PDT
Register in advance by clicking this link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. If you have any questions contact us in advance at: email@example.com.
Sign up for the open mic!!
A regular feature of our poetry readings is the Open Mic segment, which is an enduring favourite with both the readers and the audience. To sign up for the Open Mic for September (limit of 10 readers; 3 minutes per reader!) please REGISTER first for the event and then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. First time readers adored and welcome!!
Looking forward to seeing you online at our next reading on Wednesday November. 18th at 7:30 pm.
Our October 2020 newsletter is out now! You can read all about it here.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, The Writer’s Union of Canada, and the League of Canadian Poets.