One is Irish. The other has strong Irish connections. And that’s where the similarities end. Stylistically P.W. Bridgman and George McWhirter are oceans apart but both tap into a rich vein of poetic creativity.
Good friends who are also great poets made for an enjoyable evening at the March reading at Poets Corner.
Our Next Poetry Reading
Our reading in April will pair the Artistic Director of one of Canada’s most successful poetry series with a local talent whose star is rising faster than the CN Tower elevator. Daniel G. Scott and Chelsea Comeau are arriving on a Spring breeze and bringing with them some oh-so-powerful poetry. Here are the bio’s of April’s duo…
Daniel G. Scott is the current (5th) Artistic Director of the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series. He has published gnarled love, terrains and now Random Excess, both with Ekstasis Editions. His black onion and two chapbooks: street signs and Interrupted were published with Goldfinch Press. He has individual poems in anthologies and chapbooks as well as numerous academic publications and, with Shannon McFerran, The Girls Diary Project (University of Victoria, 2013). He won a one-act playwriting competition in New Brunswick in 1984. He is an Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, School of Child and Youth Care, father and grandfather. wwww.danielgscott.com
Chelsea Comeau is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in Freefall, CV2, and Room magazine, and is forthcoming in Prairie Fire. In 2018, she received an Honourable Mention in both the CV2 Two-Day Poem Contest and the CV2 Young Buck Poetry Prize. She is currently the poetry editor at WordWorks magazine.
Our full Open Mic segment is back for this reading! Please arrive at least 15 minutes before we get underway to ensure you land a spot on the list. We will be starting at 7pm sharp on Wednesday, April 17. Looking forward to seeing you!