May’s reading was special. And memorable. E.D. Blodgett — Ted to those who knew him — would have been thrilled with the attention heaped on his posthumous volume of poetry, Apostrophes VIII ~ Nothing Is But You and I (University of Alberta Press, 2019).
Nine readers, all great admirers of his poetry, read their favourite poems from this exceptional volume. It was a very special evening.
Our Next Poetry Reading
Come June, we return to our traditional format of two featured poets preceded by our Open Mic segment. Our lineup features an older and a younger voice, but who both carry the poetic gene inside them. Mallory Tater will read from her debut volume and d.n. simmers from his many publications over the years. Here’s more about them, here…
Mallory Tater is a writer from Ottawa living in Vancouver. Her debut book of poetry, This Will Be Good was released in the spring of 2018 by Book. Her debut novel, The Birth Yard, is forthcoming in 2020 with HarperCollins Canada. About her debut poetry collection, CBC Books said that this collection is among 12 Canadian poetic works to discover in the first half of 2018. She too is the recipient of CV2’s Young Buck Poetry Prize.
d. n. simmers is an online special editor with Fine Lines. He has been published in The Capilano Review, The Common Ground Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poet’s Touchstone, The Naaswack Review, Haught Ashbury, and Voice Israel. His last poetry book, Food Truck Elements of Shadowed Lights (Silver Bow, 2018) has been read in London, England and Paris. His new book, The Red School Bus, will have just been released at the time of this reading. He has also been published in numerous online journals and is an active member of the Downtown East Side Writers Collective) and will appear in their upcoming chapbook.