Poetry Night with the Center for Expanded Poetics

Join us on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 pm for an evening of experimental poetry & fiction with BookThug & the CEP.

Concordia’s Centre for Expanded Poetics presents an evening of experimental poetry & fiction featuring BookThug authors Mat Laporte & Moez Surani, who will be launching their new books RATS NEST and OPERATIONS in Montreal. Accompanying Moez & Mat on stage will be Montreal poet Jes Dolan.

This event will be hosted by the CEP’s JESSICA BEBENEK, who will also be moderating a little Q&A on stage after the readings.

MOEZ SURANI has travelled, studied, and worked in countries around the world. His writing has been featured in numerous publications, including Best Canadian Poetry, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Harper’s Magazine, and PRISM International.ةيلمع OPERACIÓN OPÉRATION OPERATION OПЕРАЦИЯ (BookThug, 2016), his third book, borrows the language of military operations to create a text that's both "absurdly funny" and "darkly unsettling."

MAT LAPORTE is a Toronto-based writer and co-founder of the micro-press Ferno House. He’s the author of several poetry chapbook, including Life Savings, which was nominated for the 2013 bpNichol Chapbook Award. RATS NEST (BookThug, 2016), his first full-length book, was described as a "cyberpunk diary" and "a gorgeous horror."

JES DOLAN is currently in the MA program at Concordia University chasing down a degree in Creative Writing. Her professional experience in front-line services for people living with HIV/AIDS and HepC, as well as her personal experience of queerness and transience inform her politic and subsequently her interest in creating poetic and academic works that reach beyond the boundaries of the institution and return energy, funding, and attention to communities often mined for their narratives and experience. 

The Centre for Expanded Poetics (http://www.centreforexpandedpoetics.com/) is a creative research and writing laboratory for the interdisciplinary study of embodiment, structure, form, and fabrication.

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