WORD ON THE STREET
Sunday, September 24
Jon Paul Fiorentino reads from The Theory of the Loser Class in the Great Books Tent.
OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 1 @ 8:00 pm
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
featuring Ronnie R. Brown, Jon Paul Fiorentino and Afua Cooper
$15 / $12 Student or Senior / $8 Festival Member
An evening of acclaimed Canadian poetry that runs the gamut from Ottawa’s Ronnie R. Brown, who was described by Irving Layton as “the only female version of Layton that I can see on the horizon” to Jon Paul Fiorentino, dubbed “one of Montreal’s finest poets” by Hour Montreal, to Toronto’s Afua Cooper, whose poetry is praised as “eloquent and visionary.”
THE ST. MARK'S POETRY PROJECT
St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St., New York, NY
Monday, 8:00 pm
October 09 2006
Jon Paul Fiorentino & Paul Foster Johnson
Jon Paul Fiorentino's most recent book of poetry is The Theory of the Loser Class (Coach House Books, 2006). He is the author of the poetry book Hello Serotonin (Coach House Books, 2004) and the humour book Asthmatica (Insomniac Press, 2005). His most recent editorial projects are the anthologies Career Suicide! Contemporary Literary Humour (DC Books, 2003) and Post-Prairie - a collaborative effort with Robert Kroetsch, (Talonbooks, 2005). He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing at Concordia University and is the Managing Editor of Matrix magazine. Paul Foster Johnson's first collection of poems, Refrains/Unworkings, will be published in Spring 2007 by Apostrophe Books. Quadriga, a chapbook of his collaborations with E. Tracy Grinnell, was recently released by g-o-n-g press. Currently serving as an editor at Litmus Press, he curated the Experiments and Disorders reading series at Dixon Place from 2003 to 2006.
72 Spring Street, 2nd Floor
New York City, NY
Wednesday, October 11
For one night only, Coach House Books takes over New York's legendary Poets House.
Four Coach House poets read in this literary centre and poetry archive. The night's proceedings will feature performances by Sina Queyras (Lemon Hound), Margaret Christakos (Sooner), angela rawlings (Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists) and Jon Paul Fiorentino (The Theory of the Loser Class).