Poets Corner Reading Series



This February’s Featured Poets: Randy Lundy and Selina Boan

 Award-winning writer Randy Lundy is Cree, Irish, and Norwegian and is a member of the Barren Lands First Nation, Brochet, MB, in Treaty 10 territory. He has published four books of poetry, most recently Field Notes for the Self (2020) and Blackbird Song(2018) with the University of Regina Press, where he currently serves as editor for the Oskana Poetry and Poetics series. His poems have been widely anthologized, in Canada and abroad. In 2020, Randy joined the English Department at University of Toronto, Scarborough.


Selina Boan is a white settler-nehiyaw writer living on the traditional, unceded territories of thexʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples. Her debut poetry collection, Undoing Hours, was published in Spring 2021 by Nightwood Editions. Her work has been published widely, including The Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and 2020. She has received several honours, including the 2017 National Magazine Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the 2020 CBC poetry award.

This week’s One Minute Poem! Adele Graf reads “Milia, Crete”

You can find Adele’s poem on our YouTube Channel, as well as on all of our social media platforms.

By kind permission of the poet and Guernica Editions.

Adele Graf grew up outside New York City and immigrated to Canada in 1968. She has worked as a writer and editor, and taught writing in the public and private sectors in Halifax and Ottawa.

Her first book of poetry, math for couples, was published by Guernica Editions in 2017 and shortlisted for the Archibald Lampman Award. Her chapbook, Directions to Suffern NY circa 1950, won the Tree Reading Series chapbook prize and was published in 2018. Her second book of poetry, buckled into the sky, was published by Guernica Editions in 2021.

She lives in Ottawa with her spouse.