Please join us this Wednesday 16 November at 730pm for our November reading at Poets Corner, featuring Stephen Collis and Garth Martens! Join us in person at Fairleigh Dickinson University auditorium (842 Cambie Street), OR via Zoom if you register in advance: https://tinyurl.com/2jzxk6mx. OPEN MIC!!!!
Stephen Collis is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Commons (2008), the BC Book Prize winning On the Material (2010), Once in Blockadia (2016), and Almost Islands: Phyllis Webb and the Pursuit of the Unwritten (2018)—all published by Talonbooks. A History of the Theories of Rain (2021) was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for poetry, and in 2019, Collis was the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada Latner Poetry Prize. He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University.
Garth Martens is the author of Prologue for the Age of Consequence (Anansi) and the chapbook Remediation (JackPine). For his poetry, he was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. In 2017, he co-founded Palabra Flamenco as its producer and principal poet. He also produces Dark Sounds, a flamenco series on death, grief, and the climate crisis, featuring poet Jan Zwicky, dancer Denise Yeo, and guitarist Gareth Owen. For Alma de España Flamenco Dance Company, he performed his poetry in Pasajes, an international production. His work appears in Poetry Ireland, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Vallum, Fiddlehead, Grain, Prism, and Best Canadian Poetry. He is a contributing editor for Arc Poetry Magazine and a former member of The Malahat Review‘s editorial board. He lives in Victoria, BC.