Let's Celebrate Canadian Poets
April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate all about canadian books is having its VERY first poetry reading. Yay! I'm thrilled to have three talented poets as guests:
Jake Bryne is a writer based in Tka:ronto/Toronto. Their poem "Parallel Volumes" won CV2's Foster Prize for Poetry in 2019. Their debut book of poems, Celebrate Pride with Lockheed Martin, published by Wolsak & Wynn, is available now wherever books of Canadian poetry are sold.
Their second book, DADDY, is forthcoming with Brick Books in 2024.
Hollay Ghadery is a multi-genre writer living in rural Ontario on Anishinaabe land. Fuse, her memoir of mixed-race identity and mental illness, was published by Guernica Editions’ MiroLand imprint in 2021. Her debut collection of poetry, Rebellion Box, is due out with Radiant Press in April 2023. Hollay's short-fiction collection, Widow Fantasies, is scheduled for release with Gordon Hill Press in 2024.
Melannie Monoceros is currently based in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg, MB), m. patchwork monoceros is a poet and interdisciplinary artist exploring polysensory creation and somatic grief. Engaging poetry, memoir, textiles, and film, their work considers a collective qrip (queer+crip) consciousness by connecting to marvelous bodies living with complexity as sick or disabled.
I am situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people.
Jake Bryne read "The Sun Has Never Looked So Large," from Celebrate Pride with Lockheed Martin. You left me speechless, Jake!
Hollay Ghadery read "Postcard, Santa Maria," from Rebellion Box. Oh my heart, I can so relate to this. You're gorgeous, Hollay!
Melannie Monoceros read, "Routine" from Remedies for Chiron. OMG!!!!!! I was SO emotional. Melannie touched me deeply.
Thanks SO much for watching. A HUGE thank you to Jake Bryne, Hollay Ghadery and Melannie Monoceros.
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