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Before we share more about this month’s featured poets, a quick word about the hugely successful themed reading that took place last October. That 70s Show featured five very talented poets who all turned 70 in 2017. Each was asked to read one poem from each of their five decades of writing. Wow, what a spectrum of work! Sixty-five poetry fans got to enjoy the depth and breadth of a combined 250 years of writing.
Our Next Poetry Reading
Now that we’re back on track, the very first reading under our new name and equally new host venue is only days away. And we’re delighted to have two very interesting and talented writers joining us. Here’s a little more about each of them.
March’s First Featured Poet
In his long career, Carl Hare has been a professor, actor, director, playwright, and poet. Apart from Odysseus, the first in his trilogy, published in 2017, his most recent work includes performances of his play, The Eagle and the Tiger and his adaptation of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman, the setting of six of his children’s poems to music by Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth; a commissioned poem for Forsyth’s A Ballad of Canada, performed by the National Arts Centre orchestra; and A Weathering of Years, a collection of poetry published in 2015. Spenser, Book Two of On the River of Time, is now being launched and copies will be available at the reading.
March’s Second Featured Poet
Marguerite Pigeon is the author of three books. Her first poetry collection, Inventory, was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award, and her short story collection, Some Extremely Boring Drives, was nominated for a ReLit Award. Marguerite is currently at work completing a book-length poem about fashion, called The Endless Garment: A pocket epic, from which she has recently published three chapbooks. These include My Model Poem, from Nomados Press, and What I’m Wearing Now, from the Alfred Gustav Press. Originally from Blind River, Ontario, Marguerite currently lives in Vancouver.
Oh, there will be an Open Mic segment at this reading, so if you want a chance to deliver one of your best poems, get there early. And thank you for bearing with us through this big change-over! See you all at the Poets Corner inaugural reading on Wednesday, March 21. We’re underway at 7:30 p.m.