Some of Us and Most of You Are Dead is emerging from the binding machine, fresh off the press at Coach House Books (printing for Wolsak & Wynn), and it looks beautiful! (Sadly the same cannot be said for its author, also pictured.) Thanks to the fine folks at CHB for letting me in to take a look and bind a few copies myself. The book, along with the rest W&W’s fall slate, launches Monday in Toronto and Tuesday in Hamilton.
Earlier this month, Goose Lane Editions and UNB sent me on a phenomenal, if exhausting, tour of Montreal and the Maritimes, with stops at the Atwater Poetry Project, the legendary Fredericton Poetry Weekend, the Saint Mary's University Reading Series, and the Lorenzo Reading Series. The latter event, in Saint John with the great Ali Blythe, has been beautifully recapped by Katrina Pridgeon at The Baron.
"Shards," from a book-length sonnet project I'm working on, is on the shortlist for the 2015 Montreal Poetry Prize. Read it and the other finalists here. Update: Excellent news for a terrific poet and for a terrific press — Eva HD has won the prize. Check out her Mansfield Press debut here, and hear her read the winning poem here.
The Boneshaker Anthology: 2010-2013, featuring many terrific writers who have appeared at the Toronto Public Library's Boneshaker Reading Series, is now available for purchase here. Editor and series host Lillian Nećakov has assembled work from a dizzying array of contributors, including Carey Toane, Stuart Ross, Gary Barwin, Emily Schultz, A.F. Moritz, and Beatrice Hausner, and has also included three selections from Water Damage.