If you’ve found your way to my blog, you might have heard of the Worst Case Ontario poetry tour currently rampaging through Ontario, Montreal, and the Northeastern United States. The tour includes five unique and incredible “Ontario-ish” (according to their chapbook) poets, some of whom I know and adore, so they’re definitely worth checking out either during the next six days of the tour or afterwards.
Personally, I feel the tour is not only an excellent model of how emerging writers can get their voices out, but also an exciting and interesting moment in the Toronto and Ontario poetry scenes. There’s a lot here that’s worth being mulled over and discussed, and it’s largely in the hopes of helping begin that discussion that I’ve written an article about the tour, “Worst Case Ontario: An Unapologetic Poetry Tour,” for Broken Pencil Magazine’s online edition. Check it out here.
Many thanks to the Worst Case Five for allowing me to chat with them, and I wish them the best of luck on their travels!