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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Jeff Derksen Poetry Reading

On March 23rd, 2018 at 7 p.m., you are invited to join Jeff Derksen -- poet and co-founder of the Kootenay School of Writing-- for a reading and conversation with Montréal writer and professor Gail Scott at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (176 Bernard O.).

Co-hosted by: Études anglaises at the Université de Montréal & the Canada Council for the Arts.

Jeff Derksen’s poetry books include The Vestiges, Transnational Muscle Cars, Dwell, Until, and Down Time. Recent poetry has been published in Tripwire and Politics/Letters. His critical books are After Euphoria, Annihilated Time: Poetry and other Politics and How High Is the City, How Deep Is Our Love. He collaborates with Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber on visual and urban projects under the name Urban Subjects: their bookworks include The Militant Image Reader, Autogestion, or Henri Lefebvre in New Belgrade, Momentarily: Learning from Mega-events, and they recently edited a visual and poetics issue of Camera Austria on sincerity. He’s currently the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Simon Fraser University and is also on the Talonbooks poetry board. Outside of that, he works on housing issues and against gentrification.

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