In/Verse (September): A monthly poetry reading event on Zoom, hosted and curated by Vancouver poet Fiona Tinwei Lam.
IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, PLEASE register, and a link will be sent to you via email. Keep the email, and when it's time for the event, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ZOOM LINK THAT WAS EMAILED TO YOU. Looking forward to seeing you!
Kevin Spenst is the author of the poetry collections Ignite, Jabbering with Bing Bong, and Hearts Amok: a Memoir in Verse (all with Anvil Press), and over a dozen chapbooks including Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Ward Notes (the serif of nottingham), Surrey Sonnets (JackPine Press), and most recently Upend (Frog Hollow Press: Dis/Ability series). He occasionally co-hosts Wax Poetic with RC Weslowski, Lucia Misch and Zofia Rose on Co-op Radio. He lives in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territory with the love of his life Shauna Kaendo. kevinspenst.com Leslie Timmins is the author of Every Shameless Ray (Inanna Publications, 2018) and the chapbook The Limits of Windows (The Alfred Gustav Press, 2014). Shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and published in magazines and anthologies in Canada and the US, her poems are strongly influenced by years living in Europe, the Canadian Rockies, and islands in the Salish Sea, as well as by activism and a decades-long Vipassana (insight) meditation practice. Leslie volunteers with WRAP, the Women Refugees Advocacy Project, petitioning government to provide trauma care for female Yazidi refugees, survivors of captivity by ISIS. Her website is www.poemsunlimited.com
Isabella Wang At 19, Isabella Wang is the author of two poetry collections, On Forgetting a Language (Baseline Press 2019) and Pebble Swing (Nightwood Editions forthcoming 2021). She has been shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Poetry Contest, The Minola Review’s Inaugural Poetry Contest, and shortlisted twice for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest. Her poetry and prose have appeared in over 30 literary journals, and are forthcoming in four anthologies. She is the web content coordinator and editor for issue 44.2 of Room magazine.
Joe Zucchiatti lives with his family in Whitehorse, where he writes poetry and prose, helps manage the local liquor store, and practices increasingly goofy and geriatric manoeuvres at the local skatepark. He volunteers as president of a local skatepark advocacy group, which has borne fruit in the form of the current construction of a $3.5 million skatepark in Whitehorse. His writing has appeared a variety of journals and anthologies, including Arc, subTerrain, and the recent eco-anthologies Refugium and Sweetwater.
Fiona Tinwei Lam Host Fiona Tinwei Lam has authored three books of poetry, including most recently, Odes & Laments, as well as a children's book. Her work appears in more than 35 anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry (2010 and 2020 editions) and Forcefield: 77 Women Poets of BC. She edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer, and co-edited two nonfiction anthologies, Love Me True: Writers on the Ups, Downs, Ins & Outs of Marriage with Jane Silcott, and Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood with Cathy Stonehouse and Shannon Cowan. Her poetry videos have screened at festivals locally and internationally.She teaches at SFU Continuing Studies. fionalam.net
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