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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Tonight: GALA POETRY LAUNCH and Tribute to Elise Partridge (1958-2015)

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. to celebrate new titles from Signal Poetry (an imprint of Montreal's Véhicule Press)! Expect readings from Chad Campbell (Laws & Locks) and Talya Rubin (Leaving the Island), as well as from Chris Chambers, whose Thrillows & Despairos is published by Wolsak & Wynn. The evening will also be a tribute to late poet Elise Partridge (1958-2015).

The following readers will read one Partridge poem each: Asa Boxer, Stephanie Bolster, Susan Elmslie, Robyn Sarah, Sarah Venart, and Susan Gillis.

Featured poets:

A finalist for the 2013 Malahat Long Poem Prize, Chad Campbell’s poetry has appeared in Maisonneuve and Arc, among other magazines. Originally from Toronto, he is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives and teaches in Iowa.

Poet, playwright and theatre creator/performer, Talya Rubin’s poetry has garnered the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. In 2011 she was short-listed for the Winston Collins/Descant prize for Best Canadian poem and was a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. She lives in Montreal with her husband and son.

Chris Chambers is the author of Lake Where No One Swims and Wild Mouse (with Derek McCormack), which was nominated for the Toronto Book Award. These poems have appeared in Taddle Creek, Jacket, This Magazine, The Literary Review of Canada and were awarded the K. M. Hunter Artist Award.

Elise Partridge's Fielder's Choice was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poems in Canada; her Chameleon Hours was a finalist for the BC Book Prize, won the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Award, and was featured in the Washington Post "Poet's Choice" column. Her work has been anthologized in Canada, the U.S., Ireland, and the U.K., and has appeared in Arc, Poetry, The Walrus, The New Yorker, The Fiddlehead, Slate, PN Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Southwest Review, Yale Review, and The New Republic.

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