I have some wonderful news! This Thursday, Nov. 20, words(on)pages (a.k.a. the fabulous and talented duo of Nicole Brewer and William Kemp) will be launching issue four of their bi-monthly literary magazine (parenthetical), featuring writing by yours truly! Rather than a poem proper, my contribution is a manifesto called “[repeat]er Manifesto” which more or less sums up (in the form of a polemic, of course) much of what I’ve developed over the last year or so in terms of a theoretical approach to poetry. Despite any appearances to the contrary, I’ve put a lot of thought into this, so I’d really appreciate it if you checked it out (and/or offered any comments or questions, since I’d love to chat about this more!). Issue four will be launching in print and online; after the twentieth, you can check it out at this link.
In addition, this month’s edition of Nicole and Will’s reading series, words(on)stages, will mark the launch of (parenthetical) issue four with print copies of the magazine and short performances by contributors (including me!). Come out if you’d like to pick up a copy, if you want to hear me read the manifesto live, or if you want to check out any of the night’s feature readers: R. Kolewe, Claire Caldwell, Saredo Mohamed, and Sandra Huber. Everything will go down 7:30pm (with doors and open mic sign-up at 7:00) this Thursday, Nov. 20 at The Central (603 Markham Street, near Honest Ed’s at Bathurst and Bloor); you can check out the facebook page here.